Shane Savitsky Jan 12, 2017
DOJ launches internal Clinton emails investigation
The quick hits from the DOJ's Inspector General:
- Comey under fire: His possible failure to follow FBI procedures regarding both the public announcement not to prosecute Clinton and his letters to Congress about Huma's emails are part of the probe — even more damning: whether his "investigative decisions were based on improper considerations."
- @FBIRecordsVault not verified: The FBI's FOIA Twitter account springing to life in the midst of the Huma debacle is part of the investigation.
- "Heads up": Possible leaks to the Clinton camp will be examined, spurred by a leaked email from a DOJ official to Podesta warning him of impending developments during the investigation.
- Breathe easy, Hillary: "The review will not substitute the OIG's judgment for the judgments made by the FBI or the Department regarding the substantive merits of investigative or prosecutive decisions."