James Comey nonetheless does not have any regrets.
A Division of Justice evaluate launched Thursday slammed the then-FBI director’s option to announce the bureau was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e mail server simply weeks earlier than the 2016 election. However Comey “respectfully disagrees,” per his response in The New York Instances.
The DOJ sharply critiques Comey’s “critical error of judgment” within the report obtained by The Washington Submit, however concludes he did not defy FBI norms for political causes. That reaffirms Comey’s perception that the Clinton investigation was “achieved competently, truthfully, and independently,” he wrote within the Instances. He is additionally glad this unbiased evaluate occurred, he wrote, as a result of it will result in higher choices sooner or later.
But even with a scathing report on his shoulders, Comey could not resist utilizing his Instances response to take a couple of pictures at somebody aside from himself. He referred to as the lead-up to the 2016 election as uncommon as a “500-year flood,” and concludes that even the inspector basic’s opinion on this evaluate will not change his thoughts. And whereas he and DOJ notably agreed that there was no case in opposition to Clinton, “that in all probability won’t cease some from persevering with to say the alternative is true,” Comey quipped.
Notably, Comey remained silent on his ironic use of a private Gmail account for FBI enterprise.