Comey “Deviated” From FBI Norms In Clinton Probe, But “No Political Bias”, OIG Finds

In what is likely to disappoint many on the right, Bloomberg reports that the Justice Department’s watchdog has reportedly found that while former FBI Director James Comey “chose to deviate from” the agency’s norms in his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, he wasn’t motivated by political bias.

“We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed,” Horowitz said in the report to be issued Thursday.

“The conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.”

“While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report’s conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.

The full report is not expected to drop until 3pmET.

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