Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email

Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email

"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigations we reviewed". Horowitz concluded that their conduct cast a "cloud" over the investigation and that it was "antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice".

"Leaks, fear of potential leaks, and a culture of unauthorized media contacts" the report says "influenced Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who were advising then Director Comey on consequential investigative decisions in October 2016". The report says Comey was insubordinate and departed from established protocol numerous times.

Strzok's and Page's names first made headlines past year, when it emerged that they exchanged several text messages that demonstrated pro-Clinton and anti-Trump political views.

Comey aside, the report left lingering suspicions of bias on the part of FBI investigators, citing text messages between two, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who worked on both the Clinton and Russian Federation investigations and who were having an affair during that period.

The story of the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's personal email server during the 2016 presidential election is back in the news today, and the layers of irony keep piling up.

Both sides of the partisan divide in United States politics are expected to use the Horowitz report to press their cases against Mr Comey.

"[Comey] gave his people too long of a leash knowing or he should have known that they had political animus in favor of Mrs. Clinton or against Donald Trump", Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said during an interview on "The Intel Report".

Both Page and Strzok were dismissed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation around the time their relationship and text messages were made public.

Robert De Niro uses F-bomb about Trump on live TV
While the USA censored the expletives, Aussie viewers were gifted the moment in all of its glory and Twitter was set alight. He got a huge standing ovation from the room, and continued with.

President Trump, in tweets, has criticized Comey's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state as "phony and dishonest". "That's just what we talked about".

"I do not agree with all of the inspector general's conclusions, but I respect the work of his office and salute its professionalism", Comey wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times after the report's release Thursday.

"We found that, given the absence of exigent circumstances and the frequency with which the use of personal email occurred Comey's use of a personal email account on multiple occasions for unclassified FBI business to be inconsistent with the FBI Policy Statement", the report said.

Mr. Comey was obviously reading something else. The IG's criticism of Comey's actions was first reported by Bloomberg.

Clinton has blamed her election defeat on Comey's public disclosure of a reopening of the email investigation 11 days before the 2016 election. The inspector general wrote in his letter to lawmakers announcing the June 14 date that his office was following the "ordinary processes" for completing reports. Cases that end without charges are rarely discussed publicly.

An earlier inspector general report criticised McCabe and led to his firing on allegations that he misled internal investigators about his role in a news media disclosure.

He added that he encouraged the intensive review of his investigation and hoped the findings helped future FBI heads in making similar decisions.

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