The inspector general of the Justice Department has released their report on the FBI's conduct during the 2016 election and it says what we already knew it was going to say.
Previous reports said the inspector general would say former FBI director James Comey was "insubordinate" to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he broke protocol and notified Congress that was he was reopening the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. Today's official report confirms that.
The inspector general's report did tell us one thing we didn't know: James Comey was using a personal email address to conduct official business while investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email address to conduct official business.
He even deleted the fucking emails!
The DOJ inspector general’s report released on Thursday found that Comey’s use of a personal Gmail address was “inconsistent” with FBI policy. Comey, however, did not use his personal email to handle any classified information, the report said.
Comey told investigators he used his laptop and personal email when he needed “to word process an unclassified [document] that was going to be disseminated broadly,” like a speech or an email to the whole organization, according to the report. His aide told investigators that Comey routinely deleted all emails from his Gmail account, and cleared the deleted messages folder as well.
“I had two phones ― a personal phone and a government phone,” Comey told investigators. He said he used his own personal laptop for unclassified work, and said he saw no issues with using a personal laptop and personal email. Asked if his use of a personal email and personal device was in line with FBI regulations, Comey said he didn’t know, but had the “sense” it was OK.
Russia, if you're listening, I hope you find those emails James Comey deleted.