First Leaks on IG Report: Comey Broke from FBI Procedures but “No Political Bias”
Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed lawmakers weeks ago on Capitol Hill his much-anticipated 400 page report on the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation entered the final stages.
Lawyers for the subjects included in the report were given a draft copy to prepare rebuttals for their clients which is what partially led to delays in releasing the report to the public.
The report will be released today at 3 PM.
President Trump will see a copy of the report at noon.
The first leaks on the report say James Comey broke from FBI procedures when he delivered his report publicly on the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Hillary broke several rules, laws and regulations but was not found guilty for her actions.
It was a sham investigation by the FBI and DOJ.
The report will be released later today.
The first leaks say Comey broke from FBI procedure but was not politically biased.
What a joke. It is obvious to anyone paying attention that James Comey has a deep-seated hatred of Donald Trump.
Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by political bias, the department’s watchdog found in a highly anticipated report.
“While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report’s conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.
Horowitz’s report examined actions taken by top officials before the 2016 election, including the handling of the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. The investigation expanded to touch on an array of politically sensitive decisions by officials including Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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But it wasn’t political?
IG: Peter Strzok & Lisa Page exchanged anti-Trump texts, BUT “we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed"
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) June 14, 2018