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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:21 AM

Comey Broke From FBI Procedures in Clinton Probe, Watchdog Finds

Source: Bloomberg

Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by political bias, the department’s watchdog found in a highly anticipated report.

“While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report’s conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.

Horowitz’s report examined actions taken by top officials before the 2016 election, including the handling of the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. The investigation expanded to touch on an array of politically sensitive decisions by officials including Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/comey-broke-from-fbi-procedures-in-clinton-probe-watchdog-finds

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:23 AM

1. Yeah but remember that it negatively impacted Hillary, not Putin's Puppet.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:26 AM

3. It's done...we can visit this AFTER we are no longer

Held Hostage By tRump.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:29 AM

4. I don't understand your point

The Report came out today and said Comey's actions "negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice." My point is that nothing Comey did hurt Trump or implies that Trump was wrongfully investigated. What Comey did was hurt Hillary's chances of being elected.

Why would we not point out the truth when Trump is going to misrepresent the import of this report?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:24 AM

2. I find this timely media bait distraction ....

tRump wants focus off Mueller Investigation and buddies Cohen and Manafort..
Don't play into their hand....we can deal with the little things once we are no longer held hostage by tRump and Putin.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:46 AM

7. I agree completely with your remarks........................I want to see his (Trumps) tax returns

when Avenatii and Allred bring this sexual predator in for questioning now that Allred was given the green light this coming January, and Avenatti has requested that Cohen hand over information to dispose the both of them and the former attorney him and ask for papers.


This Comey item can be dealt with later..................he new better, and that was a problem, and the republicans Congress that was involved in that fiasco also...................they will be held accountable this coming November election, we need to take back the House and gain a majority in the Senate..................this country is in danger of collapsing.................history has shown that it can be done..................to have a despot...................


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough...................145 days to go

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:21 AM

13. We can multitask.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:21 AM

14. +1

No, +1000

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:59 PM

15. The Trumpanzees were hoping for a get out of jail free card

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:37 AM

5. Comey's handling of HRC's emails is not a new revelation

Was he being pressured by Rudy and the NYFO? He should have said nothing in July and nothing in October and nothing in November. That would have been equal and fair treatment.

Comey - and Rudy - talk too much.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:39 AM

6. Excuse me for a moment

 

PTUH!!!

Thank you. That was just me taking a second to spit at the mention of Comey's name on this 72nd birthday of the man he elected president.

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Response to noncliqer (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:47 AM

8. Thank you. My sentiments exactly.

F_ck trump and Comey.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:49 AM

9. The sad thing is that it will be faulting Comey for actions that hurt HRC but the GOP will spin it

as Comey having been faulted for unfairly helping her.

And it is actually an understatement to say that it hurt her. It absolutely devastated her reputation.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:13 AM

12. That is how it feels to me as well

Not sure whether the article is badly written, but it's too vague and unclear and leaves room for interpretation for those who say the FBI helped Clinton (yes, there are idiots who think that).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:56 AM

10. Nothing Burger for Trump...

...this report describes incidents that probably cost Hilary the Presidency.

It gives nothing to Trump and his allies in their attempt to discredit Mueller.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:12 AM

11. Gee Trump! You loved Comey when he released the report before election day but hated him

when he would not leave Michael Flynn alone!

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