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Former FBI head: assumption Clinton would win a factor in email probe

15 April 2018, 04:41 | Erica Roy

James Comey writes that Donald Trump pressured him to bury the Russia Trump inquiry

Donald Trump James Comey

So much so, that Comey wrote in his new book that he anxious the FBI, Justice Department and Clinton's potential presidency would face intense criticism if he hadn't announced the reopening of her private email server probe less than two weeks before the election.

A report from Axios Saturday claims excerpts from his upcoming book indicate he believes he mishandled the Clinton investigation.

The former FBI director, who was abruptly fired by Trump a year ago, announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges in the investigation of Clinton's email practices.

Comey has said that he made the public announcement in part because he was concerned concealing the FBI's investigation would imply bias.

But months later, just days before the November election, he publicly disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened the Clinton probe to review additional emails that had been recovered.

On the July 5, 2017, press conference, with a presidential election merely months away, Comey gave a protracted assertion criticizing Clinton nonetheless lastly explaining the FBI's reasoning for not recommending bills. However, in the book Comey acknowledges that he assumed at the time that Clinton would win the election.

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


The government learned of this information in 2016.

Elsewhere in the book, Comey writes that Trump asked him emphatically to investigate and prove to be false the infamous "pee tape" section of the still-unverified "Steele Dossier" that involved Trump allegedly ordering Russian prostitutes to urinate on each other.

Largest revelations from former FBI Director James Comey's new book "A Elevated Loyalty".

"I$3 f I had it to do over again, I would do some things differently".

"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information", he said at the time.

"I have read she has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that", Comey writes of Clinton, according to ABC News.



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