DOJ: Comey's handling of Clinton email investigation unconventional but not biased

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy walks out of a closed meeting of the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s probe into Russia's tampering in the 2016 US presidential election in Washington

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy walks out of a closed meeting of the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s probe into Russia's tampering in the 2016 US presidential election in Washington

His claim to have been vindicated is not true. He continued, "I think the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited". There was no obstruction.

But Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Democrat from CT, declared that "any effort to use this report as an excuse for shutting down the special counsel's investigation is both disingenuous and risky".

Sessions praised FBI Director Christopher Wray for his handling of the fallout from the report, saying he was "real proud" of Wray for his remarks Thursday.

President Donald Trump declared Friday he thinks the Russian Federation probe is "very biased" and has reservations about being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, raising more questions on whether he will consent to an interview as part of the investigation. They were plotting against my election.

"The kind of drumbeat - the repeated assertion of bias and the investigation was infected by anti-Trump bias - it's completely illogical because the only thing that Pete and the FBI's actions or inactions did throughout this period of time benefited Trump and hurt Hillary's electoral chances", Goelman said. He's pointing to politically charged communications among Federal Bureau of Investigation employees as proof the Federal Bureau of Investigation was biased and "plotting against my election". "We'll stop it", Mr Strzok responded.

"I would never want to get involved in that", Trump said when he was asked if Comey should be "locked up". He added: "What he did was so bad in terms of our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country".

THE FACTS: The watchdog faulted Comey for some of his conduct, but did not find that he acted in a "criminal" manner, as Trump put it.

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The FBI obtained a warrant nine days before the presidential election to review those emails, found on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., — the husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin — and ultimately determined there was nothing that changed its original conclusion.

TRUMP: "I mean there was total bias".

Politico reported that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), above, had started the process to subpoena FBI Agent Peter Strzok.

The IG report did not look into the Trump campaign's activities and is completely separate from the Mueller Russia probe.

"It reaffirmed the president's suspicions about Comey's conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI", Sanders said in a press briefing Thursday.

But it also found no evidence that political bias at the FBI influenced the outcome of the investigation, and did not challenge the Justice Department's decision not to charge Clinton in the case. "I mean they have no Republicans". But should Mueller finish his probe, any fallout will lie in Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's hands as he has the authority to decide whether to release the information publicly and when and if he should refer the report to Congress to consider impeachment. Some have indeed given money to Democratic candidates over the years.

Peter Strzok, who was singled out in a recent Justice Department inspector general report for the politically charged messages, would be willing to testify without immunity, and he would not invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to any question, his attorney, Aitan Goelman, said in an interview Sunday.

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