So, let's recap...
“The whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a sideshow,” the president said. “What we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it has occurred, what the motivations were.”
"I first learned about it through the same news reports other people learned from."
“Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP."
Plausible deniability is this administration's best friend.