Comey feared making Clinton an "illegitimate president"

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.

Jennifer Palmieri, who was Mrs. Clinton's communications director and signed the campaign's almost 2,000-word criticism of the Times report, said on Friday that she and the other advisers did not know at the time of the July 2015 article that their candidate was under criminal investigation.

On Friday, ABC Info reported that Comey says he grew to turn into most people face of the investigation partly because of a "development nonetheless unknown to the American public" which he felt could enhance questions on then-Authorized skilled Regular Loretta Lynch's independence.

"I believed it was my duty to inform Congress that we were restarting the investigation", he writes about the October 2016 statement.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Russia's alleged disturbance in the 20-16 U.S. presidential election Capitol Hill in Washington, " U.S., " June 8, 2017.

"Certainly not consciously, but I would be a fool to say it couldn't have had an impact on me", he wrote of the assumption, according to ABC News.

In a partial transcript of Comey's eagerly anticipated interview with the network, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief explained to ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that he was "operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor". I'm sure that it was a factor.

Stephanopoulos asked if Comey knew that letter would elect Mr. Trump, if he would still send it. Comey wrote: "More important, I would have tried to find a better way to describe Secretary Clinton's conduct". "We're no longer that group in America that is a part from the partisans and that could be trusted".

The ex-FBI Director's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, savages President Donald Trump as "untethered to truth and institutional values", likening him to a mob boss whose leadership style is entirely transactional. Majority have been damning accusations or insults about Trump's White House, but the book also reportedly delves deep into his handling of the Clinton investigation, The Guardian reported Friday.

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