FBI’s James Comey: Concealing Clinton Emails Would Have Been ‘Catastrophic’


FBI director James Comey said on Wednesday that he thought concealing the discovery of new Hillary Clinton emails before last year’s election would have been “catastrophic”.

Giving evidence to a hearing of the Senate judiciary committee on oversight of the FBI, Comey said he had had to make a choice between “speak or conceal”: to speak would have been “really bad”, he said; to conceal would have been “catastrophic”. So he choose to speak out.

In his most extensive comments yet about the email case, the FBI director also he said it made him “mildly nauseous” to think his organization might have had an impact on the result of the 2016 election, as Clinton has suggested as recently as Tuesday.Read more at The Guardian.



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