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Clinton Has 3-Word Response to Inspector General's Report

'But my emails'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2018 6:04 AM CDT
Updated Jun 15, 2018 6:54 AM CDT
In this July, 2016 photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton managed to deliver a humorous—and biting—response to a startling revelation in the Justice Department watchdog's report on James Comey's handling of her email controversy in 2016. "But my emails," she tweeted in response to the finding that Comey had used a personal Gmail account to conduct official FBI business. Clinton has said that Comey's public comments about the investigation of her use of personal email contributed to her election loss to President Trump, Time notes. The inspector general's report found Comey at fault in several ways, though it supported his decision not to charge Clinton and made it clear that she hadn't intended to break the law with her handling of classified material, CNN reports.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report found "numerous instances" when Comey had used personal email for official business, but that didn't stop the FBI director warning staff at a conference weeks before the election that they would be in "huge trouble" if they used personal email like Clinton had, the Telegraph reports. The report highlights messages between FBI agents with an anti-Trump bias, though the Clinton side is also claiming bias, reports the Washington Post. The ranking Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Elijah Cummings, issued a statement Thursday accusing Comey of having a double standard and saying "the FBI’s actions helped Donald Trump become president." (Comey says he disagrees with the report but respects the process.)

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