Though IG Michael Horowitz refrained from calling Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton private email investigation politically biased, the watchdog nonetheless slammed Comey for how he went about his business.
The probe stems in part from a referral by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether there was any coordination between associates of Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation.
Instant messages between FBI employees assigned to the Hillary Clinton email probe reveal they anxious about the investigation's role in deciding the 2016 election.
Trump first took Strzok to task Friday on Twitter for texting during the investigation that "we'll stop" Trump from winning the presidency, a revelation that was disclosed when the report was issued Thursday, and Trump praised current FBI Director Christopher Wray for his leadership of the embattled agency.
In messages exchanged on November 9, 2016 and documented starting on page 417 of the report, FBI Attorney 2 and other FBI employees discuss their distress over the results of the presidential election and insult Trump supporters. And Trump took it one step further, barreling out of the White House Friday for an unannounced, early-morning television interview that turned into a almost hour-long freewheeling give-and-take with reporters, during which he returned time and again to assert that report had exonerated him amid Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian election interference.
Republicans on the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees say they have "substantial questions about whether DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation properly analyzed and interpreted the law surrounding mishandling of classified information". He is likely to use the harsh assessment of Comey as validation for his decision to fire him, an act now central to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice. It may also fault former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others.
The committees" memo also says it appears the outcome of the investigation was "predetermined' in May, two months before Comey's press conference and before multiple interviews had taken place. Trump has repeatedly said there was no collusion, and Russian Federation has denied election meddling.
Much of the public attention has been focused on Peter Strzok, a seasoned FBI counterintelligence investigator who worked the Clinton investigation and was later on Mueller's team until anti-Trump text messages with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, were discovered and brought to the special counsel's attention.
"This report confirms what we have known for a long time - that the FBI inappropriately applied a double standard to the Clinton and Trump investigations which hurt her and helped elect him".
The president's initial stated reasoning for firing the FBI director was that he believed Comey had mishandled the Clinton investigation.
"But my emails", she said, reacting in a three-word tweet.
Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski notes that Porter's spasms were likely caused by an increased number of workouts after surgery. Porter Jr, now 19 years of age, is a 6-foot-10 forward who's drawn loads of attention from most teams around the league.
"Page wrote, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?
Strzok is a respected, veteran counterintelligence agent who helped lead the Clinton investigation.
Strzok, replied, "No. No he won't".
Trump's legal team has repeatedly cast doubt on whether the president would sit for an interview with Mueller.
Trump is yet again insisting there was "No Collusion and No Obstruction of the fabricated No Crime" and is accusing Democrats of making up "a phony crime", paying "a fortune to make the crime sound real", and then "Collud (ing) to make this pile of garbage take on life in Fake News!"
Trump Claims Has 'Largely Solved' North Korean Nuclear Crisis
Trump has said he trusts Kim to follow through as the two countries negotiate dismantling North Korea's nuclear program. "He met. He can now call me if he has any difficulty; I can now call him. "We're very close to getting it started", Trump said .
Mueller is looking into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and any potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow, among other matters that may arise from the investigation.
The Champs started with a game between Rusia and Saudi Arabia that resulted in the ultimate Russian win 5:0. Sony has broadcast rights for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Pakistan and its TV channels will air all matches.
Liverpool , the losing Champions League finalists, appear to have the toughest start of any of the likely title-contenders. Sky Sports have ranked all 20 clubs in terms of who has the most hard set of fixtures to open the 2018/19 season.
China would also cancel agreements it had reached with the USA during previous discussions over the penalties, it said. In response to Trump's decision, the Chinese government said it would levy tariffs against US products and services.
There are stereo speakers built in to the Chromebook Plus V2 , and the curved cap keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc. It's a little heavier than its predecessor at 2.93 pounds, but it comes with the same slim design.
Goal line technology determined Pogba's goal was good, and the official awarded the go-ahead goal after checking his watch. Deschamps said: "I saw in the Spain Portugal game the first two goals could be allowed or they could be denied.
The indictment further alleges that Holmes and Balwani knew that many of their representations about the analyzer were false. That claim won backing of some of the country's largest tech companies and biggest political names, and turned Ms.
While Ozil is not known for his defending, he undoubtedly could have done better in the lead-up to Lozano's effort. Paez described the game as a welcome distraction from Mexico's upcoming July 1 presidential election.
China will "immediately introduce taxation measures of the same scale and the same strength", the Chinese Commerce Ministry said. The moves brought the world's two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation long feared by markets an industry.
As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to playing partner Andrew Johnston, who also was smiling. Mickelson would shoot an 11-over 81 in the third round that dropped him to 17 over for the week and in 65th place.
They may also discuss efforts to recover the remains of soldiers missing and presumed dead from the 1950-53 Korean War. The Sankei Shimbun said Kim discussed the possibility during historic talks Tuesday with US President Donald Trump .
EastEnders star Leslie Grantham passes away
The actor, best known as rogue "Dirty Den" in the BBC One soap, had been ill and had been receiving treatment in hospital. Grantham first left Albert Square in 1989 after a criminal gang he was involved with, called The Firm, tried to kill him.
After taming Messi, Iceland targeting Nigeria: Gunnarsson
Iceland was indebted to Halldorsson for picking up a point, though, as he kept out Messi's spot-kick shortly after the hour mark. Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St.
India vs Afghanistan Test - Day 1 Scorecard
Let's hope that the game is played in great spirits and bring joy to the people of India and Afghanistan . And past year , against Sri Lanka , he smashed 126 runs in the second session of first day in Galle.
Paul Manafort Is Going to Jail
When Manafort was first indicted, the White House said the charges had nothing to do with the president and the 2016 campaign. Manafort was led out of the courtroom by security officers. "It is not about the conduct of the Office of Special Counsel".
Woods blames putting for US Open misery
In flawless scoring conditions in the afternoon, no one could catch him. "It's really hard out there", Day told reporters. It trickled over the green and down the slope, and Spieth didn't get back on the green until he played three more shots.
UAE says Yemen's Houthis must evacuate key port city
Around two-thirds of the country's population of 27 million relies on aid and 8.4 million are already at risk of starving. The United Nations and other aid groups already had pulled their global staff from Hodeida ahead of the rumored assault.