So much so, that Comey wrote in his new book that he anxious the FBI, Justice Department and Clinton's potential presidency would face intense criticism if he hadn't announced the reopening of her private email server probe less than two weeks before the election.
"One of the president's greatest achievements will go down as firing Director James Comey", she added.
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.
Comey famously told lawmakers in a letter on October 28, 2016-11 days before the election-that the FBI had "learned of the existence of emails that appear be pertinent to the [Clinton] investigation".
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"She said, with just the slightest hint of a smile, 'Try to look beat up, '" Comey wrote in the WaPo excerpt.
Since losing the election, Clinton has blamed Comey, in part, for her loss. President Donald Trump and his allies have unleashed a smear campaign against the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director ahead of his book release, with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling reporters on Friday, "This is nothing more than a poorly-executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin". That episode convinced Comey that he needed to step forward with his own public accounting of the email server investigation.
Elsewhere in the book, Comey writes that Trump asked him emphatically to investigate and prove to be false the infamous "pee tape" section of the still-unverified "Steele Dossier" that involved Trump allegedly ordering Russian prostitutes to urinate on each other. "Hindsight is always helpful, and if I had to do it over again, I would do some things differently", he wrote.
He says there were mistakes in how he conducted the press conference in which he said Clinton's actions were extremely careless and recommended no charges against her.