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James Comey Review Totally Warranted

January 13, 2017

I find it most appropriate that the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General will launch a review of the actions taken by the FBI and DOJ ahead of November’s election in connection to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

It was simply stunning in the manner which played out prior to the election with FBI Director James Comey’s press conference and notifications to Congress on matters that clearly were not required or needed to be spoken about publically.  The inappropriate nature of what transpired requires a complete review.

Specifically, the watchdog will look into allegations that DOJ or FBI “policies or procedures were not followed” in connection with Comey’s public announcement on July 5, 2016, and his letters to Congress on Oct. 28 and Nov. 6, 2016. The review will also look at whether certain underlying investigative decisions “were based on improper considerations.”

I understand that Comey thinks of himself as a stand-up guy and might have actually felt the actions he took were the best for the agency and himself.   But the facts of what were allowed under the guidelines will possibly show that his actions were not at all in accordance with proper procedures.    To make sure nothing of this type happens in the future a full review is warranted.

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