Comey feared making Clinton an "illegitimate president"

Comey feared making Clinton an “illegitimate president”

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. The second is that James Comey's highly public insertion of the Clinton email issue into the media bloodstream on two occasions late in the contest hurt her decisively among swing voters and obscured the Hollywood Access scandal that had put the spotlight on Trump in a very damaging way.

In Comey's mind, bending procedure and announcing he was investigating a candidate was an acceptable price to pay to avoid the opposite: years of hearings and delegitimization that would surely follow Clinton's expected election.

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

During the presidential campaign one million years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating Hillary Clinton for allegedly mishandling emails as Secretary of State.

The government learned of this information in 2016.

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Comey continued to serve as Federal Bureau of Investigation director under Trump until he was abruptly fired in May 2016.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said this week, "James Comey's publicity tour is a self-serving attempt to make money and rehabilitate his own image".

Comey said in his new tome that he would have made different choices regarding the email probe.

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

Specifically, Comey pointed to the verbiage he used at that July 2016 press conference to describe Clinton's actions while she was secretary of state. "My use of "extremely careless" naturally sounded to many ears like the statutory language-'grossly negligent'-even though thoughtful lawyers could see why it wasn't the same".

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