Comey Admits Mishandling Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

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Former FBI Director James Comey believed Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

"James Comey has done something remarkable", he said.

Presidential historian Jon Meacham commented James Comey had evolved from being the left's "bête noire" to its "hero" during an appearance on MSNBC Friday.

In his book "A Higher Loyalty", scheduled for public release next week but excerpts of which were published by news organizations Thursday, he defends his decision to tell Congress in October 2016, just weeks before the election, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was re-opening its probe of Mrs. Clinton's handling of classified information using a private email server as secretary of state. In his new book, Comey admits he has some regrets about Clinton's private email server investigation.

"Hindsight is always helpful, and if I had to do it over again, I would do some things differently", he writes.

Clinton herself has cited Comey's handling of the email probe as a reason she lost the election.

Nonetheless in "A Elevated Loyalty", Comey says the wording - which clung to Clinton all by means of her doomed advertising and marketing marketing campaign - is doubtless one of many points he would change, along with prepared until the highest of his remarks to say he was not recommending bills. "I would avoid the "Seacresting" mistake by saying at the beginning of my statement that we weren't recommending charges", he said according to Axios.

It isn't clear from the extract whether or not or not he would use softer or stronger language to elucidate Clinton's conduct.

In the extracts, Comey also says he intentionally wore a gold tie so he wasn't displaying the red or blue colors of the respective political parties. "I would say as little as possible, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation had to speak".

Sitting down with ABC news during the promotional tour for his book, Comey said that he anxious, "if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".

He calls the material a "development still unknown to the American public to this day".

As an attorney general for a Democratic president, Lynch and her proximity to the investigation of a Democratic presidential nominee was sometimes used to cast aspersions on the entire process.

Comey, who was terminated by Republican President Donald Trump last May, is doing a set of press interviews that coincide with the launch next week of his publication, & ldquo; A greater Loyalty: Lies Truth and Direction.

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