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

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A Department of Justice report found that former FBI Director James Comey did not follow standard procedures in his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

The 500-page (!) inspector general's report on the FBI's conduct during the 2016 presidential campaign will be released in a few hours, but I probably won't have time to get to it today. Horowitz will give the report to Congress on Thursday, and it's likely to have a big fallout.

The long anticipated inspector general's report on the Clinton email investigation is released today and is expected to point blame at "insubordinate" James Comey.

But in October 2016, less than two weeks before Election Day, Comey sent members of Congress a letter disclosing that the probe was being reopened after new emails were found on the computer of the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. But the practical effect of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's findings will likely now pour lighter fluid on an already heated debate about the actions and motivations of law enforcement that has continued to simmer throughout the Trump administration. Those emails came from the laptop of the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, former NY congressman Anthony Weiner.

The White House initially pointed to Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation as the rationale for the firing, though Trump complicated that claim days later when he said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed him.

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But Bloomberg News, which also reported the new Strzok message, said Horowitz's report "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed".

The report being issued Thursday afternoon is the culmination of an 18-month review of one of the most consequential FBI investigations in recent history.

President Donald Trump has tweeted that he was eagerly awaiting it, and both Democrats and Republicans are watching to see how it will affect public opinion. From the group of approximately 30,000 emails that Clinton provided to the State Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found 110 emails in 52 email chains that were "determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received".

Two Republican-led House committees say their own monthslong probe into the now-closed FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails has so far shown "questionable decision-making" by the agency.

Lynch - after a controversial private meeting with former President Bill Clinton - did not formally recuse herself from the case, but she had announced that she would go along with whatever Comey recommended.

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