Friday, 23 June, 2017

Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency

Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency
Elaine Woods | 07 May, 2017, 13:28

At a forum in NY on Tuesday, Clinton said Comey's letter to Congress on October 28 was a factor in her loss to President Trump.

Cohost Willie Geist began the interview by asking the Democratic Senator if he thought Huma Abedin broke the law when she routinely forwarded e-mails containing classified information to her husband Anthony Weiner.

Though the FBI was investigating how Weiner and Abedin may have mishandled classified information, the case was dropped after investigators couldn't prove how either of them violated the law, according to CNN.

Democrats appeared to blame Comey for their election loss, just as Clinton herself did on Tuesday when she declared she "was on the way to winning" before Comey made the decision.

Comey said that other than confirming the Clinton investigation existed, he did not discuss it until after it concluded a year ago.

The FBI began investigating in July possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates to sway the presidential election in Trump's favor.

"To my mind it crosses a line when it moves from being about trying to educate a public and instead just becomes about intelligence porn, frankly", Comey said. But there was nothing found that changed the FBI's decision not to recommend charges.

During the hearing, the FBI chief was repeatedly grilled by lawmakers asking him why he revealed the Clinton investigation, but stayed quiet about the Trump-Russia probe during the campaign. "Lordy, that would be really bad", Comey said.

Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres
Dodgers: Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year big league career, with right elbow soreness. In a corresponding move, outfielder Joc Pederson has been activated after being out since April 24 with a right groin strain.

Toronto Raptors even series 2-2 against Milwaukee Bucks
In a make-or-miss league, Antetokounmpo chalked up Saturday's struggles as one of those days when shots aren't falling. Creating a higher pace Monday will help the Bucks, who were basically slowed down by the Raptors in Game 4.

Seoul: THAAD can defend against North Korean missiles
Military action was "completely unacceptable", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the council. Asked about the failure of the recent missile tests, he said: "Perhaps they're just not very good missiles".

"It was a hard choice, and I still believe in retrospect it was the right choice", he said.

Comey announced in July that Federal Bureau of Investigation was closing the Clinton email probe and he would not recommend charging Clinton or her aides.

FBI Director James Comey refused Wednesday to confirm under oath whether the FBI is investigating accusations that the Obama administration spied on President Trump's election campaign and transition team.

Republicans on the House Russia investigation noted that during Comey's last visit, there were nearly 100 instances when he said he could not answer their questions - something they hope will change in the private setting.

That prompted Democrats to complain of a double-standard in the way the investigations were treated.

The political action committee (PAC) will be launched as soon as next week with minimum staff. Clinton's PAC will be created to lift politicians and groups that energize the anti-Trump resistance campaign.

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday vigorously defended his handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton's emails and deflected Sen. "Concealing, in my view, would be catastrophic".

Senators also asked Comey about Russian Federation.

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