IG report 'destroys' ex-FBI Director Comey

IG report 'destroys' ex-FBI Director Comey

IG report 'destroys' ex-FBI Director Comey

"The report also resoundingly demonstrates that there was no prosecutable case against Mrs Clinton, as we had concluded", Comey wrote.

Former FBI Director James Comey during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017.

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet.

While Trump and his allies are using the report on the Clinton email probe to undermine the Russian Federation investigation, Democrats argued Thursday that they have nothing to do with one another. He tweeted Friday he did a "great service to the people" in terminating Comey.

In an interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday, he went a step further and described Comey as the "ringleader of this whole den of thieves".

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The Department of Justice's independent watchdog, the inspector general, has released a report that is critical of my decisions as F.B.I. director during the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email account.

The White House said the report confirmed Mr Trump's "suspicions" about Mr Comey and about the "political bias among some of the members of the FBI". There was total bias.

"Peter Strzok should not have a job anywhere near our Justice Department", said North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who is close to Trump, after a briefing on the report.

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found Comey broke protocol in his handling of the email probe involving Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Read the full report at the Washington Times.

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The IG's report says Comey erred when he announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, and again months later when he told Congress shortly before the election that the probe into Clinton's emails had been reopened. Wray said the report merely found "errors in judgment".

As per Horowitz, although Comey's actions disregarded the department's norms, he was not influenced by political bias.

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Greg Brower, former Assistant Director for the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs, went on CNN on Thursday and described the agency's reaction to the "outrageous" text messages between former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok. He said the texts between the agent and lawyer might not have been good, but the IG's office deemed there to be no evidence that these exchanges or anything other political considerations had any effect in the Clinton investigation's outcome.

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