Politics Clinton: 'Dumbfounded' When Comey Reopened Email Probe

16:05  13 september  2017
16:05  13 september  2017 Source:   NBC News

Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

  Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character." "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

Here’s one thing we can all say for certain regarding the latest twist of the Hillary Clinton email scandal: James Comey , who was once regarded as the Eliot Ness of law enforcement, a modern day straight-shooter impenetrable to political pressure

FBI Director Comey , in letter to members of Congress, says FBI is investigating additional emails in Clinton privat… https FBI Dir just informed me, "The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation." Case reopened .

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Hillary Clinton was stunned when then-FBI Director James Comey reopened the agency's investigation into her private email server just days before the 2016 election, she told TODAY on Wednesday in her first live interview since the race.

Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

  Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character." "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

Were it not for Comey 's letter just before the election, Clinton would be president, Fallon said. Horowitz said there will also be an examination of whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have recused himself from participating in the Clinton email investigation.

The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton 's private server.

"I thought what is he doing … the investigation is closed," Clinton said about Comey's Oct. 28 letter that reintroduced his agency's probe of her emails.

"I was just dumbfounded," she added. "It became clear this was not necessary, he could have called me up."

"I feel very strongly that he went way beyond his role," Clinton said.

Comey's decision to reopen the probe has been credited as one of many factors that contributed to Donald Trump's surprise win in November.

Clinton's interview came a day after the official release of her book, "What Happened," in which she offers her understanding of her loss in last year's election, discussing at times some of her "own shortcomings and the mistakes we made."

"I take responsibility for all of them," she wrote in the memoir. "In my more introspective moments, I do recognize that my campaign in 2016 lacked the sense of urgency and passion that I remember from (Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign)."

FBI director: No ‘whiff of interference’ on Russia probe

  FBI director: No ‘whiff of interference’ on Russia probe FBI Director Christopher Wray brushed off concerns Thursday that the Trump administration had interfered with the special counsel's Russia probe."I can say very confidently that I haven't detected any whiff of interference with that investigation," said Wray, in his first public appearance since taking over the bureau.

Comey offered scant details about the new probe , but due to an unrelated case, additional classified material may have been mishandled on Clinton ’s personal email server. (Image Source new republic). It remains unclear what exactly reopened the new Clinton probe , but perhaps the FBI had

Media captionComey explains why he went public reopening Clinton email probe . Mr Comey has been criticised by Democrats for the handling of his investigation into whether Mrs Clinton 's use of a private email server when secretary of state compromised national security.

But the former secretary of state also used the book to settle scores with those whom she says kept her from the White House, including Comey, Bernie Sanders, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Russian meddling, and the media.

Image: Hillary Clinton© Hillary Clinton Image: Hillary Clinton

Meanwhile, the White house weighed in Tuesday on Clinton's book, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling Trump's 2016 rival "sad."

"Whether or not he's going to read Hillary Clinton's book, I am not sure. But I would think that he's pretty well-versed on what happened," Sanders said.

"I think it's sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks," she added. "And I think that that's a sad way for her to continue this work."

Deputy AG interviewed by Mueller's office: report .
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office regarding President Trump's ousting of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The office questioned Rosenstein in June or July, after Comey was apparently fired for losing President Trump's faith in his handling of the probe into possible ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.Rosenstein is now overseeing the Russian investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

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