Hillary Clinton says she felt ‘shivved’ by James Comey’s letter about email investigation and wondered ‘what the hell’ he was doing

12 Sep , 2017 Business

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In her new book chronicling the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton said she “immediately knew it was bad” when she and top aide Huma Abedin were told on the morning of October 28 that there was news about then-FBI Director James Comey.

“Things had been going too well for too long,” Clinton wrote in “What Happened.” “We were due for trouble.”

Upon first reading Comey’s October letter notifying Congress that the FBI was reopening its investigation into the private email server she used as secretary of state, Clinton said she thought it was “a bad joke.”

Comey had closed the investigation on July 5, 2016, but reopened it after the FBI found relevant emails on a computer belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.

“This man is going to be the death of me,” Abedin said of Weiner upon hearing the news, according to the book.

Comey’s decision to inform Congress of the revived investigation, which was ultimately closed two days before the election, was widely condemned for breaching FBI protocol, which prevents prosecutors from commenting on investigations before charges are brought.

“The FBI wasn’t the Federal Bureau of Ifs or Innuendoes. Its job was to find out the facts,” she wrote. “What the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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