Trump Asks, Where Is Justice Department on Comey's Exoneration of Hillary Clinton?

By Susan Jones | October 18, 2017 | 7:58am EDT
Former FBI Director James Comey (Photo: Screen grab from C-SPAN)

( - In two tweets on Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump returned to the subject of former FBI Director James Comey, once again showing frustration with his own Justice Department.

"Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn't do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?"  Trump asked.

"As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!" Trump added in a third tweet.

Meanwhile, Clinton herself, in recent appearances to promote her new book, continues to blame Comey for her election defeat.

As Fox News reported, "Newly released FBI records...confirmed that Comey drafted a statement on the Clinton case two months before interviewing her and eventually recommending no criminal charges."

According to the report, Comey's email exchange with colleagues came to light after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reviewed transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides who alluded to the emails.

"According to the senators, the transcripts show Comey began drafting an 'exoneration statement' for Clinton two months before as many as 17 key witnesses were interviewed and the FBI case was closed," Fox News reported.

On July 5, Comey announced that, "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case."

Comey's announcement came one week after then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton in a remote area of an airport in Arizona.


President Trump has publicly and repeatedly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe, saying he wouldn’t have nominated Sessions if he'd known that Sessions would recuse himself.

Trump also said Sessions should get tougher on the leaks coming from the intelligence community. And the president criticized the attorney general for taking “a VERY weak position" on Hillary Clinton's crimes. President Trump also asked, “where is the investigation” concerning alleged Ukrainian efforts to "sabotage" his campaign and "boost Clinton."

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