The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey was insubordinate in his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, a critical Justice Department report has concluded, according to officials and others who saw or were briefed on it.
"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed", Horowitz will reportedly conclude.
Comey came under fire for his unorthodox methods during the Clinton investigation including making a public announcement of his recommendation not to file charges, as well as his subsequent letter to Congress announcing the reopening of the probe soon before the 2016 election.
The Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, now leads a nationwide team of more than 450 agents, attorneys, auditors and other such employees who all work together to conduct these investigations.
The president has since described Mueller's investigation as a "Rigged Russia Witch Hunt" and claimed the existence of a "deep state" within the country's top law enforcement agencies intent on attacking him.
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017.
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"What is taking so long with the Inspector General's Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey..."
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is releasing its much-anticipated report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Trump has expressed great interest in the inspector general's report, as well as some skepticism it might not be as damning as he hoped.
Trump, seeking to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, has eagerly awaited the report in hopes that it would skewer the judgment of Comey and make clear that his termination - central to the question of whether the president sought to obstruct justice - was justified.
Clinton said her use of the server private email address was a matter of convenience, "because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two", though she was seen traveling with two devices anyway, a blackberry and an iPad.
In this June 8, 2017 photo, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.