FBI director James Comey has insisted he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails before Election Day while keeping quiet about a probe into possible contacts between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign.
Mr Comey says it was one of the world's "most painful experiences" but said he'd still make the same call if he was in the same position again.
"The president tweeted the FBI Director gave Hillary Clinton a 'free pass for many bad deeds.' Is the President comfortable having an FBI Director that gives out free passes serve during his administration?" a reporter for the far right One American News Network asked.
But in October Comey wrote to Congress informing them the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviewing new emails found on former Republican Senator Anthony Weiner's laptop, who was married to - and now separated from - top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The New York Times reported that Comey's "misgivings" about Lynch were fueled by the discovery past year of a document "written by a Democratic operative that seemed - at least in the eyes of Mr. Comey and his aides - to raise questions about her independence". "And I tried to be as complete and fair" as possible, Comey said.
Persistent questions from senators, and Comey's testimony, made clear that the FBI director's decisions of last summer and fall involving both the Trump and Clinton campaigns continue to roil national politics and produce lingering second-guessing about whether the investigations were handled evenly. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, and the committee's ranking member Sen. But Comey said he would not tell her what he was planning to say.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, said on Tuesday that the letter from Comey to congressional leaders played a large role in her defeat by President Donald Trump. Comey confirmed in March the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump surrogates and Russian Federation.
For Comey, Lynch's meeting with Bill Clinton was the last straw.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer ripped Hillary Clinton's claim that she would have won the 2016 election if it had been held on October 27, saying she did not get to determine election dates and that it was "somewhat sad" to still be litigating why Donald Trump won.
United States intelligence agencies in December accused Russian-backed hackers of interfering in the election to tarnish Clinton and the Democratic Party in a bid boost Trump's chances of victory.
"They work with us to try to accomplish their important First Amendment goals by safeguarding those interests", he said.
Comey was asked if he was looking into whether FBI agents may have leaked information about the Clinton investigation.
This story has corrected the Comey quote about feeling nauseous from "slightly" to "mildly".
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The attack occurred in the same area where two weeks ago the US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on an IS complex. The Taliban would also focus on developing areas "cleansed from the enemy", the statement said.
During debates, Democrats criticized the president while Republican leaders and the president refocused on health care. There is also disaster aid package that includes funding for California, West Virginia, Louisiana, North Carolina.
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Borussia Dortmund are a further six points behind in third place after they also drew 0-0, against Cologne . Ingolstadt after a series of three wins, lost in the last two rounds, Wolfsburg 0-3 and Werder 2: 4.
He was dethroned by former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson before ever earning a start with Seattle. "I know he went to N.C. He fills a need for the Chicago Bears who have the oft-injured Zach Miller as their top tight end option.
The burden of meeting the target, however, is not on Uber, but rather on the manufacturing partners for the VTOL vehicles. Uber essentially hopes to be doing what it does for cars today for flying cars in 2020, which is dispatching them.
The children seemed to approve of the First Lady, as they were pictured laughing and giving her hugs. "That's so nice", she said. The garden is named for Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Moore's strong stands on religion and against LGBT rights have earned him a devoted following within the Republican Party. She raised $1.6 million for her re-election campaign in 2006, with business groups again making large contributions.
1 dead, 3 hurt in University of Texas stabbings
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Turkey's president rejoins ruling party after referendum win
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Houston Chef Again Wins James Beard Award
It shares a front door with his other renowned restaurant, Frontera Grill, which won the outstanding restaurant award in 2007. The only local chef to win a prestigious James Beard award in 2017, Furstenberg was named "Outstanding Baker" last night.
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks corner of Canada, Alaska
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Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia
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Bills do not pick up Watkins 5th year option
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Modi salutes worker's determination on Labour Day
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Fox sacks Bill O'Reilly amid harassment storm
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Daniel Jeremiah Has Raiders Selecting Marlon Humphrey
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Alexis Sanchez expected to remain at Arsenal next season
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