Clinton got a free pass for many bad deeds

Tomas Mccoy
May 4, 2017

"It's so hard for people to see that", Comey said, adding later, "I don't have any regrets".

FBI Director James Comey told Congress Wednesday that he feels "mildly nauseous" that the FBI might have affected the outcome of the presidential election.

United States intelligence agencies in December accused Russian Federation of hacking of Democratic e-mails in an effort to tilt the election to Trump.

President Donald Trump was likely responding to those remarks Tuesday night when he tweeted, "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds".

Robert Shrum, a Democratic strategist who advised two losing presidential nominees, Al Gore and John Kerry, said Mrs Clinton wasn't taking enough responsibility.

The tweets come after Clinton blamed her flawed candidacy, Russia's intervention in the election via WikiLeaks and a letter released by FBI Director James Comey for her 2016 election loss during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in NY.

Comey said Russia's interference was on his mind well before the election.

Senators also asked Mr Comey why he chose to go public with the investigation into Mrs Clinton, but not the investigation of whether Mr Trump or his associates had inappropriate contact with Russian agents. But he says politics can't influence the FBI's decision-making.

She said she had no doubt that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to influence the election for Trump, and bluntly criticized the new USA president for some of his foreign policy views and for tweeting too much. "And I tried to be as complete and fair" as possible, Comey said. Patrick Leahy asked Comey about Giuliani's comments prior to the election that he had inside knowledge about the email investigation.

Earlier in the day, Clinton partly blamed Russian inteferance and Russian hackers for her election loss.

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Under questioning from Democratic Sen. The top Federal Bureau of Investigation official told senators that Russians have been meddling in American politics and that they have continued to do so recently.

The FBI Director faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday regarding Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign and Hillary Clinton's email probe right before the election.

"It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election", Comey said.

"Jason, we never race baited the way your campaign race baited and you know exactly what I am talking about", she said, eliciting laughter from Miller.

"The most important investigation the FBI is now conducting is into Russia's interference in our last presidential election", Sen.

Comey said he had to make a choice between speaking or concealing the fact that he was reopening the investigation.

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