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ABC Reporter to Jay Carney: 'Utterly Bizarre' to Think White House Learned of Petraeus Scandal Day After Election


"Well, I would refer you to the FBI."

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pauses during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Credit: AP

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney listens during the White House daily briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room November 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Carney discussed on various topics including the scandals surrounding the extramarital affair of former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell. (Credit: Getty Images)

During the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl told White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that it seems "utterly bizarre" that President Barack Obama and his administration first became aware of the David Petraeus scandal the day after the election.

"Jay, this investigation has been going on for months. How is it that the White House didn't have any idea of this until the day after the election, and Congress a few days later," Karl said.

"Well, I would refer you to the FBI," Carney replied. "They have, as I understand it, protocols in place for when they notify the legislative and executive branches of investigations. And it's simply a fact that the White House was not aware of the situation regarding General Petreaus until Wednesday and the situation regarding General Allen until Friday."

"But you do you understand how people would find this utterly bizarre?" the reporter pressed. "The day after election? And the anger that you are hearing on Capitol Hill that this was going on...at least the timing, the appearance."

At this, Carney reiterated that the White House didn't know about the situation before the election.

Watch the interaction below:


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(H/T: Fox Nation)

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