Wray Defends FBI, Addresses Changes Following Release of Clinton Email Report

GOP lawmakers demand drafts of DOJ report on Clinton email investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he "did a great service" firing former FBI Director James Comey, following Thursday's report by the Justice Department's inspector general on the agency's handling of an investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

The IG report cited repeated examples of intense partisan political bias among key FBI executives on the email investigation but concluded that "We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions".

Another FBI attorney, who was the primary attorney assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation until this past February, messaged an FBI employee the day after Trump's election as president that he was "just devastated".

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He headed the Kashmir bureau of The Hindu and also contributed his reportage and opinions to the BBC among others. Congress President Rahul Gandhi said he was "anguished to hear about the killing of Shujaat Bukhari".

The president then turned to the IG's report, with Fox host Steve Doocy referring to text messages sent by the FBI's Lisa Page and Peter Strzok about potential stopping a Trump administration. "Right!?" Page texted Strzok in one August 2016 message. "We'll stop it." Both were initially involved with the Mueller investigation but later removed from the team. Mueller removed Strzok from his team past year after an internal investigation uncovered the texts.

Trump is yet again insisting there was "No Collusion and No Obstruction of the fabricated No Crime" and is accusing Democrats of making up "a phony crime", paying "a fortune to make the crime sound real", and then "Collud (ing) to make this pile of garbage take on life in Fake News!"

Horowitz's revelations are an ironic footnote to the Clinton investigation, which began with the revelation that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee had used a personal email address to conduct official correspondence while secretary of state.

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Spain's newly appointed agricultural minister, Luis Planas, also opposed the tariff's impact, saying it is unjust. The goods on the list targeted specific industries that China identified as part of its Made in China 2025 plan.

Also criticised was Mr Comey's decision, against the recommendation of the Justice Department, to reveal to Congress that the FBI was reopening the investigation following the discovery of new emails.

Sessions praised FBI Director Christopher Wray for his handling of the fallout from the report, saying he was "real proud" of Wray for his remarks Thursday.

There was some degree of humor in the Dept. of Justice's Inspector General's report.

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"Yet, as referenced above, this view was in tension with Comey's approach in late October 2016". Page acknowledged that her role upset senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, but told the OIG that McCabe relied on her to ensure that he had the information he needed to make decisions, without it being filtered through multiple layers of management. KSTP questioned him about the report, but he declined to comment.

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