Mr. Comey broke with both FBI and Justice Department protocols in his handling of the investigation and while not seemingly motivated by political bias, he damaged the storied bureau's reputation for fairness, the report says.
"What is taking so long with the Inspector General's Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey".
"The recommendations we made on the dismissal of Comey resulted from his handling of certain cases that were laid out in his (Rosenstein's) recommendation to me or his analysis to me and my recommendation to President Trump", Sessions said.
Here's what you need to know. The inspector general has previously unearthed an exchange of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump texts between the two. "The IG report concerns an entirely separate investigation from the Russian Federation probe that special counsel Mueller is conducting".
The president took to Twitter on Thursday morning to comment on the "witch hunt" as well as the lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general against him, his foundation and three of his children. In 2012, he was confirmed by the Senate without objection and sworn into office that spring.
An earlier inspector general report criticized McCabe and led to his firing on allegations that he misled internal investigators about his role in a news media disclosure.
The FBI's conduct in 2016, during both the Clinton email investigation ("Midyear Exam") and the counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign ("Crossfire Hurricane"), has become a battlefield in U.S. partisan politics.
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Further context to the text messages between Page and Strozk, who were reportedly having an extramarital affair at the time, was not clear, but the wording could be seized upon by the president's allies as bias against his administration and campaign within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department. Though it is not clear what Bill Clinton and Lynch discussed on the plane in the midst of the email investigation, she expressed regret: "I certainly wouldn't do it again".
"Although we have not yet seen the inspector general's report, there is no reason - no reason - to believe that it will provide any basis to call the special counsel's work into question", Schumer said in a speech on the Senate floor.
Trump eagerly anticipated the release of the Inspector General's report.
Trump tweeted June 5 his impatience with the delays in releasing the report.