Ex-FBI Chief Comey: I Was Operating in a World Where Hillary Was Going to Win
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It appears that the decisions made by the former head of the FBI regarding the Hillary Clinton’s email server investigation were in no small part affected by his expectations of the 2016 presidential elections
The decision made by the FBI leadership to look back into the Hillary Clinton email investigation shortly before the presidential election was affected by James Comey’s faith in her impending victory, the agency’s former director himself said during an exclusive interview with ABC News three days ahead of the release of his book titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.
“I don’t remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I’m sure that it was a factor,” Comey said.
According to him, it appeared obvious at the time that Hillary Clinton was “going to be elected president”, thus making him reason that burying the investigation might make her “illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out.”
Many social media users however took a dim view of Comey’s revelations and of his book as a whole.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump himself had a few unflattering remarks to make about Comey on Twitter.