Comey Hits Back At Hillary: "She Doesn't Understand What Her Case Was About"

James Comey hit back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state sniped at him over a Justice Department inspector general report which revealed that the former FBI director used a private email address to conduct official business - while his FBI was investigating Hillary for her own use of private systems. 

In an interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, Comey refused to apologize to Clinton - stressing the difference between his personal use of email for unclassified information vs. her use, which involved classified information. 

“No. And here’s why," Comey said when asked if he would apologize. "I don’t want to criticize her, but it shows me that even at this late date, she doesn’t understand what the investigation in her case was about.

“It was not about her use of a personal email system, and she didn’t get that during the investigation, because she used to say ‘Colin Powell when he was secretary of state used AOL,’ that was not what it was about,” Comey explained. “It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system.

Comey defended his use of personal email - saying he only used it for things like sending himself drafts of speeches.

“What I would do, is when I had to write speeches—I would write my own speeches—I would type them at home and then gmail them into my government account,” Comey said. “Or, if I still had to work on the draft, I would send it home so I could work on it on my laptop.”

I was not talking about anything remotely classified and the inspector general didn’t say that as well,” Comey said. “But I get why the tweet, and I get why people are focused on it, but it’s a totally different thing.”

The former FBI Director also touched on the text messages uncovered between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair together and harbored extreme anti-Trump / pro-Clinton bias.

"We archive the texts, so maybe it's a sign we don't have the brightest people working at our organization," joked Comey, adding "I never saw any indication of bias and Peter Strozk did the first draft of my letter to Congress on October 28th that Hillary Clinton blames for her losing the election, so how exactly is he trying to get Donald Trump?"

"I don't see any evidence of a conspiracy, if the president and his allies want to claim a conspiracy they have to encompass all the data, I don't see how you could approach this and conclude we were on Hillary Clinton's side or on Donald Trump's side and I never saw any indication from those two people," he said.

Comey initially responded to the Inspector General's report in a New York Times op-ed last week, the day the report came out. He was sure to point out that the IG report "found no evidence that bias or improper motivation affected the investigation," and said that "in hindsight I think we chose the course most consistent with institutional values."

Whatever those are...

 

 

Comments

. . . _ _ _ . . . BaBaBouy Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:39 Permalink

She's just pretending not to understand. Just like she did with 'wiping the server with a cloth.' Plausible ignorance.
'I'm just a dame, I don't get this technical stuff,' when it suits her.
'Time to elect a woman president,' when that fits the bill.

Time to lock her up is what I think.

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Adolfsteinbergovitch MasterPo Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Comey using gmail to write his speeches? Really? Really real leaks? 

Both Clintons are living their last months or few years and will soon be dead thanks to slowly progressing and debilitating diseases. Add a little infamy and they will live it to the fullest. No prison necessary, let people see and judge them after all they've done. Let the rumors spread around them. They will live a terrific death. They shall meet all their pals in hell. 

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glenlloyd Adolfsteinbergovitch Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:16 Permalink

I'm sorry but I, in my lowly position, do clearly see bias in this, how could you not see bias? Like before he's just making shit up.

He should never have let a subordinate write that speech he delivered regarding Hillary emails etc. He fabricated the rules he used to let her off, if he'd used the appropriate regulations regarding this she would be in jail and the public would be happy.

Again Comey, stop using the hair dye!!!

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DeaconPews MasterPo Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:29 Permalink

This incompetent piece of shit tried to get Hilary elected President. He was too stupid to realize that we already knew she is a corrupt feckless cunt. There was/is nothing the Federal Bureau of Matters can do to influence us to think otherwise. 

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Gadfly . . . _ _ _ . . . Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:46 Permalink

"She Doesn't Understand What Her Case Was About."  She's a fuckin' lawyer dim wit.  She knows exactly what her case was about.  Which is exactly why she is pretending she doesn't know.  And Comey the weasel is going along with it, still protecting her.  Pabulum for the masses.  Lawyers know without a doubt she knew all about classified material, what it is, and what happens if you fuck around with it. 

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hongdo BaBaBouy Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Comey says he did not use public email for classified but Hillery did - but there was no crime even though using public email for classified is a crime.

Are there any non-corrupt adults in the govt?  All I see are children.  Is that why everyone say "Do it for the children."

 

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putaipan Bay of Pigs Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

well ... i spent all last night reviewing some anoninsderXlarp crap last night and he had a great point-

hillary's private server was authorized to serve as a false leak of high level disinfo. under cover of this deep woo-doo op the clintons then used it to conduct their corrupt personal shenanigans... hence, the protection of all the agencies involved. convoluted as hell, but makes the most sense.

good enough to share anyway-

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=BFF0078CB1CEDA47!4625&ithint=…

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