Friday, 20 July, 2018

Assumption Clinton would win a factor in email probe — Former FBI head

James Comey FBI Director James Comey says he was staggered to find himself answering to a president who acts like a Mafia don
Melinda Barton | 15 April, 2018, 04:45

"Should you consider that what you are about to do may help elect Donald Trump president?" That revelation came more than three months after Comey said at a press conference that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not be charging Clinton. News of his letter to Congress splashed in the headlines as early voting proceeded.

Comey asserts that he didn't sense Lynch interfered with the investigation, even after the highly publicized Phoenix tarmac meeting between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.

Trump, who criticized Comey repeatedly ahead and after he was dismissed by him denounced him Twitter on Friday: "James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR, &rdquo". While stopping short of regret, Comey does admit faults in his conduct of the affair.

Trump initially pointed to Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation as the reason for his dismissal, though he later acknowledged that he had considered the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation as part of his decision to fire the top cop.

"I$3 f I had it to do over as soon as extra, I would do some points another way". Comey has testified that it makes him "mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election".

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James Comey writes that Donald Trump pressured him to bury the Russia Trump inquiry

Even though Federal Bureau of Investigation decided not to refer rsquo Clinton & case for prosecution, Democrats explained Comey & rsquo; s announcement damaged her with Republicans directly ahead of the election plus he faced complaints his moves were politically determined.

"I believed it was my duty to inform Congress that we were restarting the investigation", he writes about the October 2016 statement.

Specifically, Comey pointed to the verbiage he used at that July 2016 press conference to describe Clinton's actions while she was secretary of state. "From the Republican side would come more allegations of justice department incompetence or corruption". That reopening ended up going nowhere, and Comey quickly reclosed the case, but Clinton later blamed his decision on her losing the presidential campaign. He also says that he wouldn't have changed his broader conduct, "but I can imagine good and principled people in my shows making different choices about some things".

He calls the material a "development nonetheless unknown to the American public to this present day".