Five times James Comey used his personal Gmail for Federal Bureau of Investigation business

Five times James Comey used his personal Gmail for Federal Bureau of Investigation business

Five times James Comey used his personal Gmail for Federal Bureau of Investigation business

Horowitz's report investigated Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's handling of the investigation which started with Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server but expanded to touch on other politically sensitive decisions.

But Inspector General Michael Horowitz also concluded in a long-awaited, 500-page report that Comey did not exhibit any political bias in his actions or try to influence the election, and does not contest the decision not to prosecute Clinton for the email affair.

President Trump, in tweets, has criticized Comey's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state as "phony and dishonest".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was expected to conduct the briefing for Trump, people familiar with the matter said.

It also stated, however, that investigators have so far found no evidence that Strzok's bias affected either investigation: "our review did not find documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the specific investigative decisions we reviewed in Chapter Five..."

The 568-page report released Thursday calls former FBI Director James Comey "insubordinate" and says his actions were "extraordinary".

The inspector general's detailed report is set to be released later in the day.

Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, told reporters on Thursday that he hadn't yet seen the inspector general's report and "I'm not going to get ahead of any of that".

But the report could do more to back Democratic claims that the FBI actually contributed to Trump's victory, most notably by reopening in the final days of the race its investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information.

Republican members of Congress said they wanted to read the report before commenting.

Following a frantic and breathless haranguing of the FBI for investigating President Donald Trump over Russian collusion in light of evidence that some agents did not want to see him elected, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor attempted to settle down former Trump aide Steve Cortes for smearing the whole agency.

The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

The FBI obtained a warrant nine days before the presidential election to review those emails, found on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, and ultimately determined that there was nothing in them that changed its original conclusion.

"I hope the substance of this report was maintained throughout the entire review process", Biggs said. While there is ample evidence in the form of text messages that the pair disliked the president and didn't want him to win, the new report also provides evidence that their investigative work was not created to favor Clinton.

Strzok tried to explain to investigators that his message to Page "was meant to reassure Page that Trump would not be elected, not to suggest that he would do something to impact the investigation".

"We believe that anything and everything relating to Mr. McCabe's recusals should be made public, and neither DOJ nor the OIG should do anything to hide any aspect of it", Bromwich said. He acknowledged that before 2016 he never could have imagined making an announcement about an investigation - that such a task is usually left up to Justice Department leaders.

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