Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

President Trump, in a freewheeling impromptu news conference in front of the White House on Friday morning, said the Justice Department inspector general's report looking into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server "totally exonerates me".

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's 500-page report called Comey "insubordinate" for his decisions to keep his DOJ superiors out of the loop.

Beyond delving into Comey's conduct, the watchdog report addressed other topics, including anti-Trump text messages exchanged between Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok and former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page.

But Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were heavily faulted, with Comey, a strong critic of Trump, seen as repeatedly skirting agency rules and procedures, and two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents under him showing in personal messages a "willingness to take official action to impact" Trump's chances in the election.

Across the political spectrum, politicians - Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan - were excoriated by a pair of FBI agents whose texts were disclosed in a report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

"On August 8, 2016, Page had sent a message to Strzok asking "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?

"Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok's decisions to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigation lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias".

Trump has been eager for the report in hopes that it would vindicate his decision to fire Comey and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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The report looked at how the FBI handled its investigation into Clinton's email practices and whether she mishandled classified information through an unofficial, private email account.

"I take this report very seriously and we accept its findings and recommendations", Wray said. Strzok and Page told investigators the texts did not mean Clinton should get preferential treatment. Trump bragged: "I did a great job this weekend" in his summit meeting with Kim.

"The end result was wrong", Trump said of the report.

"It contains no evidence to make any reasonable person conclude that the Mueller investigation is anything other than independent, impartial & just as important today as it was before this report was issued", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote on Twitter after reading the report on Thursday.

The Justice Department's handling of the investigation into Clinton was attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike.

"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed", Horowitz said.