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DOJ watchdog: James Comey broke Protocol in Clinton probe
The DOJ inspector General, the report calls for the former FBI Director, James Comey ‘undue’ and shows new Strzok-page text that says, ‘we’ll stop’ trombone; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’
James Comey fired back this week with Hillary Clinton, after the former Secretary of state cited the case of the Department of justice inspector General report on your E-Mail in order to challenge the premise of the investigation itself.
Clinton did this in a terse, snarky tweet after the release of the nearly 600-page report, accused the former FBI Director the chain of command, to defy while the E-Mail probe. He also said he, that a personal E-Mail account for some state-owned companies.
“But my E-Mails,” Clinton tweeted, in response to a reporter’s tweet about Comey a “gmail” account is — a blow to the outrage over their private E-Mail server, and the FBI probe.
But my E-Mails. https://t.co/G7TIWDEG0p
— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) June 14, 2018
But in an interview in Berlin this week, Comey was asked if he apologise Clinton refused — and. He stressed the difference between his personal E-Mail use, the non-classified information, and said she did not understand why she was investigated.
COMEY USED A PERSONAL E-MAIL FBI-BUSINESS, WATCHDOG REPORT FINDS
“No. And here is why. I don’t want to criticize, but it shows me that even at this late date, you don’t understand, what is the investigation in your case,” Comey said in an interview with the German newspaper die Zeit.
“It was not about your use of a personal E-Mail system, and that during the investigation, not to say because she used to:” Colin Powell when he was Secretary of state AOL,’ that was what it was,” Comey explained. “It was about the communication on the selected topics on the system, if these issues are classified must be done on a system.”
He added: “What you never did. It would have been no problem, if you are using AOL, or gmail, or Clinton.com—or the State Department [open] system.”
DOJ inspector General Michael Horowitz found that Comey used a personal E-Mail account “not classified FBI business,” which he found was “not consistent with the Department policy.” Horowitz cites what he the use of personal E-Mail occurred as “the absence of urgent circumstances, the frequency with which.”
Comey defended his use of a personal E-Mail account, but said he understood why Horowitz in the report.
“What would I do, if I talk to had to write—I write my own speeches—I touch’d at home, and then gmail will explain to you in my government account” Comey. “Or, if I had to work on the draft, I would have him at home, so I could get it to work on my laptop.”
“I have not talked about anything classified in the most distant and the inspector General did not say that,” Comey said. “But I get why the tweet, and I get why people focus on it, but it’s a totally different thing.”
Comey first broke his silence on the inspector General’s report last week in an op-ed for the New York Times.
The former FBI chief, to be separated, with the IG control of his dealing with classified information in memos memorializing conversations with President Trump.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.