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Politics Draft of DOJ watchdog report says Comey defied authority: report

21:58  06 june  2018
21:58  06 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The Department of Justice ’s inspector general has reportedly determined that former FBI Director James Comey defied authority at times, according to sources who viewed a draft report on the probe into the investigation to Hillary Clinton's pr.

The draft OIG report dings Comey for not consulting with Lynch and other senior DOJ officials before making his announcement on national TV. Furthermore, while Comey said there was no "clear evidence" that Hillary Clinton "intended to violate" the law, he also said that Hillary Clinton had been

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The Department of Justice's inspector general has reportedly determined that former FBI Director James Comey defied authority at times, according to sources who viewed a draft report on the probe into the investigation to Hillary Clinton's private email server.

A source told ABC News that the inspector general's draft report on the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a "homebrew" server while she was secretary of State calls Comey, who was fired by President Trump last year, "insubordinate."

The draft report, which is subject to change, also reportedly criticizes former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's handling of the probe into Clinton's email use.

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In his highly anticipated draft report , Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz rebuked James Comey , concluding the former FBI director defied authority at times during his tenure, according to sources cited by ABC News. Horowitz described Comey as "insubordinate," a source said .

The Justice Department 's internal watchdog has concluded that James Comey defied authority at times during his tenure as FBI director, according to The draft of Horowitz's wide-ranging report specifically called out Comey for ignoring objections from the Justice Department when he disclosed

Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers last month that a draft of the long-awaited report was completed.

The final version is expected to be released in the coming days.

Trump on Tuesday morning seemed to try to cast doubt on any findings that exonerate Comey or Clinton ahead of the report's release.

"What is taking so long with the Inspector General's Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey." the president tweeted. "Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!"

The Justice Department announced the launch of its watchdog probe in January 2017, shortly before Trump's inauguration.

The internal investigation was started in response to requests from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who sought further information on allegations that Comey broke FBI policy with his public disclosures of the Clinton email probe.

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Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly engaged in 'insubordinate' behavior during Hillary Clinton email probe; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports . FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political

The IG’s draft report says not only was he “insubordinate” but he exceeded his authority as the Director of the FBI. Will he try to seek immunity BREAKING: DOJ internal watchdog has concluded that James Comey defied authority at times during his tenure as FBI director, per sources familiar w

Clinton allies warmly received the launch of Horowitz's investigation, as they blamed Comey's public statement that the FBI was reopening its investigation into her email server for causing her poll numbers to drop just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, and has frequently criticized the ex-FBI director in the time since, saying he left the bureau's reputation "in tatters."

Comey recently released a book, and on the subsequent press tour defended his time as FBI director and criticized Trump as "morally unfit" for the presidency.

The president has also been a regular critic of his own Justice Department, taking particular aim at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sessions fired McCabe in March, saying he had leaked information to the press and misled congressional investigators. McCabe denied those accusations, saying his ouster was a political move designed to undermine Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and any possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

DOJ watchdog should have been much tougher on Comey .
The report issued Thursday by highly respected Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation shows that FBI Director James Comey deserved to be fired for his actions. But an important question is unanswered: How has the report been changed from Horowitz’s findings as he originally presented them?The report made public is apparently a revised version of an earlier draft written by Horowitz.

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