Obama 'concerned' about State Department handling of classified information

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Posted: Jul 09, 2016 1:40 PM

WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was concerned about how the State Department handles classified information but said this partly reflected a wider challenge in the age of email, texts and smartphones.

"With respect to the State Department, I am concerned," Obama told reporters in response to a question about FBI Director James Comey's assessment that the department's culture on handling classified information was generally lacking.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe, Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed; editing by G Crosse)