Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email

Former FBI director James Comey

Image Former FBI director James Comey has been criticised

"I did a great service to the people in firing him", Trump tweeted.

The department's inspector general report, while critical of the FBI and Comey personally, did not find evidence that political bias tainted the investigation of Clinton's email practices in the months and days leading up to Trump's election. The inspector general also found at least five FBI officials assigned to the Clinton investigation improperly made anti-Trump or pro-Clinton statements over text messages or by other means.

Mr Trump's supporters say the political bias leaked into the ongoing Russian Federation probe, which includes an examination of whether the president tried to obstruct justice by firing Mr Comey.

Later talking to reporters on the North Lawns of the White House, Trump said he did the right thing to fire Comey.

There was some degree of humor in the Dept. of Justice's Inspector General's report.

In the report, FBI Attorney 2 stated that these conversations were with people he considered friends, and he was discussing his political beliefs in an entirely personal capacity and not a professional one.

In January a year ago, Horowitz had announced to launch a probe into the department and the FBI's handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in before testifying
Image Mr Comey says he respected the work of the inspector general

President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails.

The long-awaited report reviewed one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Clinton.

Mr Comey, whom Mr Trump fired shortly after taking office, bore the brunt of the report's criticism.

"I think it essentially concludes what was obvious at the time, and that's that Comey was just largely ignoring rules, both in July and in October", said Matt Miller, a former Department of Justice official under Attorney General Eric Holder.

According to the report, an FBI investigator who worked on probes into Clinton's emails and into Russian interference in the 2016 election told an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer "we'll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president.

But Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were heavily faulted, with Comey, a strong critic of Trump, seen as repeatedly skirting agency rules and procedures, and two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents under him showing in personal messages a "willingness to take official action to impact" Trump's chances in the election. He asked: "Why would he get interviewed by a corrupt investigation?"

USA president Donald Trump stepped up his offensive against Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, declaring it "totally discredited" following the release of a watchdog report documenting failings by the FBI.

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