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Jeff Sessions: DOJ Report Reveals 'Significant Errors'

Jeff Sessions: DOJ Report Reveals 'Significant Errors'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:04 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday the report by the Justice Department's inspector general "reveals a number of significant errors by the senior leadership of the Department of Justice and the FBI during the previous administration."

"Accordingly, this report must be seen as an opportunity for the FBI — long considered the world's premier investigative agency — and all of us at the department to learn from past mistakes," Sessions said in a statement.

"The department is not above criticism, and it is accountable to the chief executive, Congress, and most importantly, the American people."

Inspector General Michael Horowitz, in his 500-page report, said former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton's private email use.

Comey's actions damaged the FBI and the Justice Department's image of impartiality, though the Clinton investigation was not motivated by politics, he said.

However, Horowitz found five FBI officials expressed hostility toward Republican candidate Donald Trump before his election as president.

He disclosed that their actions have been referred to FBI officials for possible disciplinary action.

President Trump fired Comey in May 2017.

Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia investigation that March, also praised Horowitz on Thursday for his "tireless and thorough work on this matter."

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The report by the Justice Department's inspector general "reveals a number of significant errors by the senior leadership of the Department of Justice and the FBI during the previous administration," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday.
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