When on the ABC show “This Week” on Sunday, former Obama press secretary Josh Earnest refused to answer questions about whether Obama was behind the recent intelligence leaks in the Trump administration reports Bizpacreview.
In the video Earnest says “what I can tell you is that the men and women of our intelligence community are patriots, and these are professionals who have served presidents in both administrations and they took an oath to protect this country and set aside their own political views.”
At no point does Earnest actually answer the question, and seemingly attempts to place a wedge between Trump and the Intelligence community.
Here’s the simple answer to that question, Martha. I don’t know, and it’s not because I’m no longer in government.
Earnest says this even though these wiretaps would have been ordered when Obama was still present and while Earnest himself was still in position as press secretary, working for the government.
He would then attack Trump on the tweet about the wiretaps by saying “There is one page in the Trump White House crisis-management playbook, …say something outrageous to distract from a scandal”