November 15th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

Obama dodges questions about Petraeus investigation

During the President Barack Obama's news conference Wednesday, he was asked about whether he should have been notified about the Petraeus investigation sooner. The President dodge the question and put it all on the FBI.

"The FBI has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed, and I'm going to let Director Mueller examine those protocols and make some statements to the public generally," said Obama.

The FBI is facing intense criticism over its handling of this investigation. Perhaps that's why FBI Director Robert Mueller made an unexpected visit to capitol hill Wednesday to answer questions and is expected to brief additional members of Congress on Thursday.

Why did it take so long for the President to find out that America's top spy was under investigation?

And why wasn't Congress notified earlier?

Outfront tonight: Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of the House intelligence committee.

Filed under: Congress • News • Petraeus Scandal
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