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Watchdog Report Faults Comey as 'Insubordinate'

Watchdog Report Faults Comey as 'Insubordinate'

President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails.

Bernie Sanders was an "an idiot like [Donald] Trump" in a text message revealed in a brutal report from the Department of Justice's inspector general on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

A new leadership team brought in by the Trump-appointed Wray is "one in which the American people can have confidence", Sessions said. "There was total bias", Trump told Fox News' "Fox and Friends", adding that "it was a pretty good report", but the "IG blew it at the very end". Mueller promptly removed Strzok from his staff. Page left Mueller's staff before the texts became public. "We'll stop it", Strzok replied.

While castigating the FBI, Mr Trump stopped well short of the comments of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who on Thursday called on top Justice Department officials to "redeem themselves" by ending the investigation now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016.

Trumps personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told “Fox & Friends” that the report casts doubt on whether Trump will ever agree to an interview with Muellers team because “why would he get interviewed by a corrupt investigation?”.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said she was " disappointed " that one of her own MPs had prevented the bill from progressing. Frazer had called upskirting "a ugly invasion of privacy which leaves victims feeling degraded and distressed".

The report sharply criticised Comey for violating Justice Department policies and accused him of usurping the authority of then Attorney-General Loretta Lynch when in July 2016 he held a news conference to announce there would be no charges against Clinton for her e-mail use.

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.

By the time NY police had confiscated the laptop of the lecherous Anthony Weiner (then-husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary's top aide), Comey, having already promised congressional investigators - under oath - that he would let them know if new evidence emerged, had been left with no choice.

But others, though critical of Comey, believed the report actually helps fortify the Department of Justice against Trump's attacks.

It says the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, repeatedly departed from normal Justice Department protocol.

Sheriff’s Deputies In Kansas Killed In Shooting While Transporting Inmate
Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons. Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was killed Friday morning outside the county courthouse annex.

The FBI director also said he has tapped the bureau's associate deputy director "to lead a review of how the FBI handles sensitive investigations".

President Trump is likely to seize on the report to argue he was right to fire the former FBI director, who had been leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The president's lawyers want to paint the dismissal as something he was both authorized to do under the Constitution and correct to do based on Comey's performance.

Texts between the two included their observations of the 2016 election and criticism of Trump. "Ahead Of The Release Of The DOJ's Inspector General Report, A Look At James Comey's Long Pattern Of Misconduct And Bad Behavior".

Comey has said he was concerned that the Justice Department itself could not credibly announce the conclusion of its investigation, in part because Lynch had met days earlier aboard her plane with former President Bill Clinton. The report did not examine or make any conclusions about the continuing special counsel investigation.

Woods fires worst ever US Open score
Open was in 2008 - when he last won a major championship. "My game plan was not to make any "others" and I made three of them". But if you think Koepka is going to shy away from the challenge of becoming the first back-to-back victor of the U.S.

The Russia investigation began in July 2016, according to Comey, and is now being overseen by Mueller.


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