Breaking: White House Responds To Horrific Kidnapping Torture and It’s Shocking

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at Thursday’s White House briefing that it’s “too early to tell” if the four Chicagoans who kidnapped and tortured a mentally challenged teenager committed a hate crime.

Josh Earnest (Getty Images)

Josh Earnest (Getty Images)

“I’ve seen the video through news coverage, and I know local officials, law enforcement officials are investigating this Cheap NFL Jerseys matter based on reports I’ve seen there,” Earnest said in response to a question from Fox News’ Kevin Corke. “They are still conducting an investigation into the disturbing images we saw in that video.”

“They do demonstrate a level of depravity that was an cheap jerseys outrage to a lot of Americans.”

Earnest added that he hadn’t “spoken to the President about it, but I am confident he would be angered by the Wholesale Jerseys images that are depicted on that video.”

When Corke asked a followup question about whether or not it was a hate crime, Earnest responded that it’s “too early to tell.”

“I don’t know where the investigation will lead,” he पछि continued. “Our expectation would be that local law enforcement would follow the facts, and I wouldn’t speculate at this point the degree that federal officials would get involved in considering those kinds of crimes.”

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Josh Earnest (Getty Images)

“Obviously a decision by oakley outlet the Department of Justice to investigate is a decision they would have to make on their own.”

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