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Watchdog Report Faults Comey as 'Insubordinate'

A report by the Justice Department's Inspector General finds James Comey broke with protocol in his handling of the Clinton email investigation. A report by the Justice Department's Inspector General finds James Comey broke with protocol in his handling of the Clinton email investigation. |  Photo: ABC

Compiled from Associated Press reports
Updated: June 14, 2018 01:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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The report released Thursday calls former FBI Director James Comey "insubordinate" and says his actions were "extraordinary."

But the report, by the department's Office of Inspector General, does not find evidence that Comey was motivated by political bias or preference in his decisions.

The report criticized Comey for publicly announcing his recommendation against criminal charges for Clinton. It also faulted him for alerting Congress days before the 2016 election that the investigation was being reopened because of newly discovered emails.

The report also criticizes Comey for not keeping then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other Justice Department superiors properly informed about his handling of the investigation.

The release of the report represents the culmination of an 18-month review into one of the most consequential FBI investigations in recent history.

President Donald Trump has been eager for the report in hopes that it would vindicate his decision to fire Comey and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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