Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Clinton, Trump treated equally

Carla Harmon
May 7, 2017

She even went so far as to say that she'd be president if the election took place on october 27, a day before Comey issued the letter to Congress about his decision to reopen the bureau's investigation into Clinton's emails.

"It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election", he said, adding that he has no regrets about his decision, according to the Washington Post.

Comey was repeatedly questioned by senators Wednesday on why he spoke up on the Clinton emails investigation during the election but kept secret the FBI's probe into Russian interference during the campaign.

Comey said that he made a decision to reopen the probe because Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found "thousands" of e-mails from Clinton on the laptop of former lawmaker Anthony Weiner, who was married to Huma Abedin, one of the Democratic presidential nominee's closest political advisers.

"It wasn't a ideal campaign, but I was on the way to winning until a combination of Comey's letter and Russian WikiLeaks", the Democrat said of her loss to Mr Donald Trump.

"Wait a minute - why is James Comey only revealing this information now and we are really supposed to believe that Huma Abedin has no idea that sending classified material to Anthony Weiner's laptop isn't a crime?"

Although the FBI disclosed a week later that the investigation had found no wrongdoing by Clinton, and that no charges were warranted, Clinton and her supporters have blamed Comey's disclosure for tilting the election in Donald Trump's favor. The phony.Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election.

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "We never found any emails from her first three months she was using a Verizon Blackberry then, and that's obviously very important because if there was evidence that she was acting with bad intent, that's where it would be", Comey told Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Comey maintained that he did not treat disclosures about investigations into Clinton's emails differently than potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Republicans on the House Russia investigation have noted that there were nearly 100 times during Comey's last visit where he said he could not answer their questions - something they hope will change in the private setting.

"Speak would be really bad".

He also took time to blast WikiLeaks, which US officials say abetted Russia's campaign interference operation by publishing stolen documents from the Democratic National Committee which embarrassed Clinton.

Sending the letter to Congress about the Clinton probe less than two weeks before the elections was "one of the world's most painful experiences", Comey told USA lawmakers, saying he was facing a hard choice between "really bad or catastrophic" actions and he couldn't hide. "I'm now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance", she said.

"If there was classified information that was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it".

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