Former FBI director James Comey raised new questions over Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation Sunday night; claiming former President Barack Obama “jeopardized” the FBI’s probe during the 2016 election.
Comey was speaking with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos over the weekend when he slammed his former boss for publicly commenting on Clinton’s investigation; adding the President’s comments “really did surprise” him.
“We had the problem that President Obama had twice publicly basically said, ‘There’s no there, there.’ In an interview with—on Fox, an interview on ’60 Minutes,’ I think. Both times he said that. So that’s his Justice Department,” Comey said.
“He’s a very smart man and a lawyer. And so it surprised me. He shouldn’t have done it. It was inappropriate,” he added. “It really did surprise me.”
According to excerpts from his new memoir obtained by the Washington Examiner, Comey slams Obama for “jeopardizing” the Department of Justice.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation.”
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