Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

Posted June 17, 2018

The Justice Department inspector general report made public on Thursday concluded that Comey's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation deviated from departmental norms but that the former FBI director was not motivated by political bias.

A day earlier, in a report the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) slammed Comey and alleged that its investigations have found that there were FBI officials willing to take actions that could have hurt the then candidate Trump.

Mueller is looking into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and any potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow, among other matters that may arise from the investigation.

Although the president argued that the watchdog report showed the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "plotting" against his election, it largely concluded that Comey's actions actually hut Clinton's campaign - not Trump's.

"One more thing: She might be our next president", Page said in a February 24, 2016, text to Strzok. "It's like, we'll stop him with the power of the vote?" "Obstruction is dead. There was no obstruction", said one source close to Trump, adding that his team believes there is now no need to interview the President.

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test: President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking what they want from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting a probe into his campaign and White House.

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Comey, however, said he acted appropriately in his handling of the Clinton email investigation. Wray said the report merely found "errors in judgment". Page and Strzok were romantically involved and used their work phones to engage in long-running text discussions of various work and personal topics, according to people familiar with the case.

"The opinions I care the most about are the opinions of the people who actually really know us and know us through our work", he said. "Doesn't get any lower than that!" he tweeted.

And while the president has criticised Mr Comey's deputy, Andrew McCabe, because of Democratic political contributions to his wife, the Justice Department report said he was not required to recuse himself and had correctly flagged the issue inside the bureau. However, Trump later said that he had the FBI's Russian Federation probe in mind when he dismissed Comey.

"But my emails", Clinton tweeted on Thursday in response to a tweet from a Politico reporter highlighting Comey's own email missteps. Clinton and some Democrats have argued Comey's handling of the probe cost Clinton the election.

"We found no evidence that the conclusions by the prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations", the report said.

Specifically, Horowitz cited Comey's decision to send a letter to Congress on October 28, 2016, announcing that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server without first consulting officials at the Department of Justice.

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