James Comey admits polls were 'a factor' in email announcement


Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Russia's alleged disturbance in the 20-16 U.S. presidential election Capitol Hill in Washington, " U.S., " June 8, 2017.

Much of the interview was devoted, as A Higher Loyalty presumably is, to attacks on President Trump.

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

Comey, who said past year he felt "queasy" when Lynch instructed him to refer to the FBI's investigation of Clinton's email use as a "matter", writes in A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership about the email probe and his interactions with President Donald Trump before being fired last May.

Even though Federal Bureau of Investigation decided not to refer rsquo Clinton & case for prosecution, Democrats explained Comey & rsquo; s announcement damaged her with Republicans directly ahead of the election plus he faced complaints his moves were politically determined.

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"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 would stay away from the "Seacresting" mistake by saying at first of my assertion that we weren't recommending bills", he acknowledged consistent with Axios. Comey wrote: "More important, I would have tried to find a better way to describe Secretary Clinton's conduct".

Inside the extracts, Comey moreover says he intentionally wore a gold tie so he wasn't displaying the crimson or blue colors of the respective political occasions.

In his book, Mr. Comey said he publicly announced the re-opening of the probe because he feared not doing so could make the future president look "illegitimate".

On Friday, ABC Info reported that Comey says he grew to turn into most people face of the investigation partly because of a "development nonetheless unknown to the American public" which he felt could enhance questions on then-Authorized skilled Regular Loretta Lynch's independence. Comey writes that the attorney general wrapped her arms around him and implied that she thought he had done the right thing.