FBI's Handling of Clinton Email Investigation Under Review

The inspector general of the Justice Department announced the agency will review how FBI Director James Comey handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election.
1:52 | 01/13/17

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We move on to new scrutiny for James Comey with the inspector general of the justice department announcing a review of how Comey handled the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation during last year's election. Our senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas in Washington with the details. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning, George. It's extremely rare for an FBI director to have his judgment questioned and investigated in this manner. The inspector general is looking at a series of actions Comey took in the final stretch of the campaign, at issue, did Comey adhere to the justice department's policies and traditions when he notified congress he was reigniting the Clinton e-mail probe 11 days before the election and then announcing he was closing the case just 4 hours before election day and was it appropriate for Comey to hold a press conference to announce that charges should not be filed against Clinton but harshly criticizing her in the process calling her extremely care also in the handling of classified information but he said he only had bad options in a situation that was unique, public interest that call for transparency. Unique public interest. A lot of raw feelings, still, Pierre. Hillary Clinton and her team believe that James Comey cost her the election and welcoming the investigation. Donald Trump tweeting about it this morning. He is still taking exception to the FBI's decision not to take against her and calling her guilty as hell so what is James Comey saying about this review? Well, he's welcoming the review saying he believes in transparency and that he will be vindicated. Basically this is a case, George, where Comey believes he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. He said it wasn't even a close call. He believes the law was on his side in terms of not bringing charges, clearly the decision to announce these things in the way he did is causing all kinds of criticism on capitol hill and other places. Pierre Thomas, thanks very much.

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