Thursday, January 12, 2017
DOJ watchdog opens Review of Comey's FBI Clinton Email Investigation
At Politico by Josh Gerstein
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is launching a broad review of how the FBI handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he would review allegations that FBI Director James Comey violated established procedures when he publicly discussed the bureau's findings and when he sent Congress updates shortly before the election about new evidence agents had discovered. His review will also look at whether FBI and Justice Department employees improperly leaked information prior to the election.
Clinton and aides on her Democratic presidential campaign have blamed Comey's pre-election revelation that he was reviving the email investigation as a key factor in her narrow loss to Republican nominee Donald Trump.