'But my emails': Hillary Clinton trolls James Comey

'But my emails': Hillary Clinton trolls James Comey

Horowitz's investigation concluded that Comey's actions damaged the FBI's image of being impartial and not motivated by politics.

"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. Strzok and Page, who were having an affair with one another, exchanged a series of barbed anti-Trump text messages and emails. Right?!" and a response of "No. "No he won't. We'll stop it".

The report says "we find it extraordinary that".

But Horowitz said in the report to be issued on Thursday that "we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed".

Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Elijah Cummings, the top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, said in a statement that "the stark conclusion we draw after reviewing this report is that the FBI's actions helped Donald Trump become President".

REPORT CONCLUSION: "We found unpersuasive Comey's explanation as to why transparency was more important than Department policy and practice with regard to the reactivated Midyear investigation while, by contrast, Department policy and practice were more important to follow with regard to the Clinton Foundation and Russian Federation investigations".

Comey has said he was concerned that the Justice Department itself could not credibly announce the conclusion of its investigation, in part because Lynch had met earlier in the summer aboard her plane with former President Bill Clinton.

The IG also said that Comey did not follow procedures in the way that he announced the end of the Clinton investigation, in July 2016, and the decision not to pursue any criminal charges.

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Comey has said he felt compelled to alert Congress to the new emails, after having previously testified that the investigation was done.

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"When will people start saying, 'thank you, Mr. President, for firing James Comey?'" Trump tweeted last week, later telling reporters that when the inspector general's report is released on Thursday, it may be "a nice birthday present".

"If the reason they fired James Comey is because of his exoneration of Hillary, why haven't they corrected that exoneration?" he said. Supporters from both parties regard him as apolitical.

The Clinton report will examine key actions by Federal Bureau of Investigation leaders.

In October 2016, less than two weeks before Election Day, Comey sent members of Congress a letter disclosing that a probe into Clinton's emails was being reopened after new emails were found.

"We found that it was extraordinary and insubordinate for Comey to do so, and we found none of his reasons to be a persuasive basis for deviating from well-established Department policies in a way intentionally created to avoid supervision by department leadership over his actions", the report says. Attorney 2 described the re-opening of the investigation so close to the election as "essentially walking into a landmine" in the report. He denies those charges. Strzok was assigned to the Midyear investigation, a reference to Clinton's use of a private server, in August 2015. It should shy from making statements about people not charged with crimes, and major announcements should be vetted carefully through the Justice Department hierarchy.

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