FBI in clear over Clin­ton’s emails

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - WORLD NEWS -

The US Jus­tice Depart­ment’s watch­dog has crit­i­cised the FBI and for­mer direc­tor James Comey for their han­dling of the Hil­lary Clin­ton email in­ves­ti­ga­tion but con­cluded his ac­tions were not mo­ti­vated by po­lit­i­cal bias.

The in­spec­tor gen­eral’s re­port said Mr Comey, who an­nounced in the sum­mer of 2016 that Mrs Clin­ton would not be charged with any crime, was in­sub­or­di­nate and de­parted from nor­mal pro­to­col.

But it said: “We found no ev­i­dence that the con­clu­sions by the prose­cu­tors were af­fected by bias or other im­proper con­sid­er­a­tions; rather, we de­ter­mined that they were based on the prose­cu­tors’ assess­ment of the facts, the law and past depart­ment prac­tice.”

Mr Comey said in a tweet that he be­lieves the con­clu­sions are “rea­son­able”.

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