Inspector general: Federal Bureau of Investigation employees aren't flawless

Inspector general: Federal Bureau of Investigation employees aren't flawless

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pledging to "confront any problems" and "deal with them" in a "proper, fair and appropriate way" in the wake of an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

The IG's report says Comey erred when he announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, and again months later when he told Congress shortly before the election that the probe into Clinton's emails had been reopened.

Sessions spoke at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Democrats, on the other hand, can point to the Horowitz's findings that no decisions made by Justice Department while investigating Clinton's private email server "were affected by bias or other improper considerations", despite Trump's consistent accusations of a "deep state" conspiracy against him, and in favor of Clinton. "I have them all", Trump told Fox & Friends on the North Lawn of the White House.

Comey said in a tweet shortly after the report's release that he respected the OIG and that he had urged it to conduct its review.

Trump added: "And there was total bias".

Horowitz said he was especially troubled by anti-Trump text messages between an FBI agent and an FBI lawyer who worked on the Clinton investigation and were both on Mueller's team.

"The FBI investigator who was on the Hillary investigation and arguably the lead Russian Federation investigator not only wanted to stop (Trump's) campaign, but once he won, got on the Mueller probe because he wanted to impeach him". However, ultimately after reviewing their messages and their actions, investigators concluded that Page's and Strzok's opinions did not influence their actions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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"I share the concerns and we wrote in fact here that it did cast a cloud over the entire Clinton email investigation", Horowitz said. He asked: "Why would he get interviewed by a corrupt investigation?"

Donald Trump and James Comey.

Mr. Giuliani maintained the report showed President Trump's firing of Mr. Comey was warranted and was not obstruction of justice by the President. "It will go down as a dark and unsafe period in American history".

FBI Director Christopher Wray, who Trump tapped as Comey's successor a year ago, also stood by the report's final conclusion Thursday afternoon, vowed the nation's top law enforcement agency would learn from past mistakes and assured more training for agents.

The President on Friday took issue with the report's conclusion.

"There are a lot of things in this report that not only worry those of us in the administration, but should worry a lot of Americans that people played this political bias and injected that into a department that shouldn't have any of that", she said.

The running political commentary between the agency employees included one comment expressing a desire to "stop" Trump's election. KSTP questioned him about the report, but he declined to comment.

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