Comey Admits Mishandling Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2018

He continues: "More important, I would have tried to find a better way to describe Secretary Clinton's use of "extremely careless" naturally sounded to many ears like the statutory language - "grossly negligent" - even though thoughtful lawyers could see why it wasn't the same". "She had told somebody she was going to chew me out for what I had done".

The book, "A Higher Loyalty", is slated for release next week. So much so, that Comey wrote in his new book that he anxious the FBI, Justice Department and Clinton's potential presidency would face intense criticism if he hadn't announced the reopening of her private email server probe less than two weeks before the election.

But months later, just days before the November election, he publicly disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened the Clinton probe to review additional emails that had been recovered. She said she was "surprised" when the criminal investigation was later made public that The Times did not make a bigger deal of the fact that the paper had been right.

"I would avoid the "Seacresting" mistake by saying at the beginning of my statement that we weren't recommending charges", he writes.

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Indeed, when Mr. Comey was ready in October 2015 to publicly confirm the investigation, Loretta E. Lynch, President Barack Obama's attorney general, instructed him to call it a "matter" instead. Ms. "It is entirely possible my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls".

In early 2016, the US government became aware of information from a classified source, and "the source and content of that material remains classified as I write this", according to the book. "But I don't know".

The second is that James Comey's highly public insertion of the Clinton email issue into the media bloodstream on two occasions late in the contest hurt her decisively among swing voters and obscured the Hollywood Access scandal that had put the spotlight on Trump in a very damaging way.

Since losing the election, Clinton has blamed Comey, in part, for her loss.

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