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Sen. Ron Johnson: Comey Reason Clinton Email Probe Handled Wrong

By    |   Thursday, 07 June 2018 02:51 PM

The FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was not done to uncover the truth, but to cover up the truth and exonerate her, and that was former Director James Comey's fault, Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday, and he doesn't expect to be surprised by what he'll eventually see in an inspector general's report about him.

"It's about 500 pages," the Wisconsin Republican told Fox News' "Happening Now," adding hasn't seen the document yet. "I''m sure it's in detail. [IG} Michael Horowitz did a great job with the report, pointing out how [Comey] lied to the FBI investigators three times under oath."

Johnson said he also supports President Donald Trump's decision on firing Comey, as he believes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein laid out a case about how the former director had violated "all kinds of Department of Justice guidelines" on how the FBI should conduct an investigation.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley earlier on Thursday slammed Comey's book tour, calling him "deplorable" and a liar, and Johnson said he "kind of" agrees.

"The book tour was not a bright moment for James Comey, not by a long shot," said Johnson. "Let's face it, Andrew McCabe was 'Martyr McCabe' in the inspector general's report showed that he lied to the FBI. Who should know better that they shouldn't lie to the FBI investigators than the deputy director and then the acting director of the FBI?"

Johnson said he came under a great deal of criticism when he talked about potential FBI corruption, and now, "we'll see how extensive it is. My whole point of the investigation is to make the public aware, full disclosure, so that the FBI and the Department of Justice can regain their integrity, the credibility that it needs to serve the American public."

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The FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was not done to uncover the truth, but to cover up the truth and exonerate her, and that was former Director James Comey's fault, Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday.
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