Hillary Is STILL Blaming Comey For Election Loss, Her Response To New IG Report Proves It

On Thursday afternoon, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a highly anticipated report which concerned nearly all the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

The IG report detailed: the actions of FBI officials who acted to stop then-candidate Trump from winning, the breaking of FBI protocols by then-Director James Comey, and the FBI’s mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Clinton’s email scandal concerned her use of a private email and a private server which she kept in her home during her capacity as Secretary of State. While Comey said she grossly mishandled the classified information found within the emails, the FBI did not press charges against Clinton (breaking protocol in the process). Clinton claims that the FBI and specifically James Comey cost her the election over the investigation.

Fast-forward to Thursday evening and the newly released IG report offered a bit of irony as Comey was repeatedly found using personal email in his capacity as FBI Director. That is, he was using that personal email in an official manner while investigating Clinton for using a personal email in an official manner.

Per ABC News:

Buried in the nearly 500-page report released by the Justice Department’s inspector general Thursday was a potential bit of irony: Internal investigators discovered that while James Comey was overseeing the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for official business, Comey himself was using personal email for official business.

Politico reporter Kyle Cheney tweeted, “IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.”

As you can expect, a bitter Hillary Clinton quickly took to social media to express her frustration.

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“But my emails,” Clinton responded.

The response shows, among other things, that Clinton has still not accepted the loss and she still blames the FBI and James Comey.

Here’s more, from ABC News:

In his report released Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz rebuked Comey for violating longstanding tradition and usurping the attorney general’s authority when he announced in July 2016 that Clinton would not face charges because there was no “clear evidence” that she “intended to violate” the law. But, Comey said, Clinton was “extremely careless” in her “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” and the FBI found some classified information on her private email system.

“None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system,” Comey said at the time.

The situation looks to have come full circle and Horowitz’s report details Comey similarly used a personal email account on several instances. Check it out:

“We identified numerous instances in which Comey used a personal email account to conduct unclassified FBI business,” the IG report said. “We found that, given the absence of exigent circumstances and the frequency with which the use of personal email occurred, Comey’s use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business to be inconsistent with Department policy.”

Former Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon responded to the report and Comey’s use of a personal email as well.

He first tweeted, “um what” – seemingly stumped over the irony.

Fallon then said: “Comey did an oped to prebut the IG report. But he neglects to mention or explain the IG’s finding that Comey himself used personal email for official business.”

To make matters worse for the Clinton camp, the lead investigator in the Clinton case was FBI agent Peter Strzok. Strzok also used a personal email during the investigation, as ABC News reports:

Nevertheless, the inspector general found that Peter Strzok, the senior FBI agent managing the Clinton email case, also “used his personal email accounts for official government business on several occasions.”

In one case, Strzok forwarded himself information “that appears to have been under seal at the time,” said Horowitz’s report. The matter has now been referred to the FBI to determine whether Strzok violated FBI or Justice Department policies, Horowitz said.