Former FBI Mind: assumption Clinton would Triumph a Element in Re Search

In new book Comey says Trump ‘untethered to truth

Comey, who was sacked by Republican President Donald Trump last May, is doing a series of media interviews that coincide with the release next week of his book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership".

In Comey's mind, bending procedure and announcing he was investigating a candidate was an acceptable price to pay to avoid the opposite: years of hearings and delegitimization that would surely follow Clinton's expected election.

"The American people needed and deserved transparency", he says, adding that he believed he had the "independent reputation" to "take the hits" that would protect public trust in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Comey writes: "Assuming, as almost everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the justice department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?"

The first is that general over-confidence in a Clinton victory led her campaign to make a series of strategic errors (e.g, putting resources into states like Arizona and Georgia while shirking the "Clinton Firewall" states that eventually swung the electoral college to Trump) while convincing many of her potential voters that it was safe to stay home on Election Day.

Comey has come under fire over the situation, including from President Trump in a tweet Friday, in which he said the former director's handling of the Clinton email probe will go down as one of the worst botch jobs in history.

The government learned of this information in 2016.

"She said, with just the slightest hint of a smile, 'Try to look beat up, '" Comey wrote in the WaPo excerpt. "It took a lot of guts".

Comey has said that he made the public announcement in part because he was concerned concealing the FBI's investigation would imply bias. The former Secretary of State and her supporters have blamed Comey's 11th hour disclosure of the investigation for her loss.

"I have read she has felt anger toward me personally, and I'm sorry for that", Comey writes of Clinton, according to ABC News. I don't know. I honestly don't know. "My use of "extremely careless" naturally sounded to many ears like the statutory language-'grossly negligent'-even though thoughtful lawyers could see why it wasn't the same".

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