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Comey: Nothing in the inspector general report makes me think we were wrong

  • Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he believes he acted correctly in his role overseeing the 2016 Hillary Clinton email investigation.
  • Comey's comments, written in an op-ed in The New York Times, came shortly after a report by the Justice Department's inspector general found that he was "insubordinate" and "usurped the authority of the Attorney General."
  • Despite disagreeing with some of the report's conclusions, Comey wrote that he respected the professionalism of the inspector general.
James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee last June.
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James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee last June.

Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he believes he acted correctly in his role overseeing the 2016 Hillary Clinton email investigation, shortly after a report by the Justice Department's inspector general found that he was "insubordinate" and "usurped the authority of the Attorney General."

"But even in hindsight I think we chose the course most consistent with institutional values," Comey wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times.

He wrote that "nothing in the inspector general's report makes me think we did the wrong thing."

The report noted that Comey deviated from DOJ guidelines, but it found no evidence that his decisions were motivated by political bias.

Despite disagreeing with some of the report's conclusions, Comey wrote that he respected the professionalism of the inspector general.

Read the op-ed at The New York Times.