FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday, defending the agency’s decision to disperse criminal charges against Hillary Clinton despite his conclusion that the former secretary of state was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information on a private email server.
Comey dismissed the suggestion that suggestion that the announcement of his recommendation not to prosecute Clinton was done in coordination with her campaign or the White House.
“Nobody outside of the FBI family had any idea what I was about to say,” Comey said during his four-and-a-half hour appearance before the GOP-led panel. “There was no coordination.”
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