Former FBI Director James Comey found himself in hot-water Thursday after the IG report detailed his repeated use of a private gmail account to conduct bureau business; raising serious questions over his decision regarding Hillary’s private email server.
According to CNBC, Comey was singing a different tune in the summer of 2016, when he threatened FBI agents with “huge trouble” should they use private email accounts to transfer FBI-related emails, even with fellow colleagues.
“If I did what Hillary Clinton did I’d be in huge trouble,” asked an FBI employee.
“If you used a personal email, Gmail or if you [had] the capabilities to set up your own email domain, if you used an unclassified personal email system to do our business in the course of doing our business even though you were communicating with people with clearances and doing work you discussed classified matters in that, in those communications, TS/SCI, special access programs, you would be in huge trouble in the FBI,” Comey said.
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GMAIL G-MAN: Comey Reportedly Used PRIVATE GMAIL Account for FBI Business
The political fallout from the Inspector General’s scathing report continued to rock Washington Thursday, with a reporter from Politico confirming that former bureau boss James Comey used a private gmail account to conduct FBI business.
Congressional reporter Kyle Cheney posted the stunning revelation on social media, writing “IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.”
IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 14, 2018
The shocking use of a private email account echoes similar concerns surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server; raising new questions over how the two leaders handled classified material throughout 2016 and before.
BUCKLE UP: DOJ Inspector FINISHES REPORT on Hillary Email Scandal
The Inspector General at the Department of Justice is putting the finishing touches on his official report detailing the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server; announcing officials will begin receiving the material as early as this week.
According to the Washington Post, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reportedly wrapped up his probe into the FBI’s botched investigation into whether the former Secretary of State broke the law when mishandling classified information.
“The report is expected to blast former FBI director James B. Comey for various steps he took in the investigation, particularly his announcing in July — without telling his Justice Department bosses what he was about to say — that the FBI was recommending that Clinton not be charged, and for revealing to Congress just weeks before the presidential election that the bureau had resumed its work, people familiar with the matter said,” writes the Washington Post.
Horowitz began his investigation into Comey’s Hillary probe in January 2017, following new questions over the former bureau boss’s relationship with senior Obama officials and illegal leaking from inside the agency.
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