White House Has ‘Concerns’ About DEA Chief

Posted April 16, 2015 at 1:28pm

In a back-and-forth with reporters Thursday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the White House “has concerns” about the leadership of DEA chief Michele Leonhart, two days after lawmakers grilled officials at a House Oversight on a Justice Department report detailing the DEA’s history of sexual misconduct.

“At this point, we are — we do have concerns about what’s been reported by the Office of Inspector General, we do have high expectations for those who serve this government and serve the American people and we do believe it’s important for the Department of Justice to do as they’re doing, following through on some reforms to address those concerns,” Earnest said.

When pressed whether Leonhart has lived up to those expectations, Earnest replied, “I think I’ve said all I have to say about this subject.”