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Comey: Hillary Still Doesn't Get Why FBI Investigated Her

Comey: Hillary Still Doesn't Get Why FBI Investigated Her
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By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:12 PM

Former FBI director James Comey accused Hillary Clinton of being ignorant as to why the FBI investigated her use of a personal email setup during her time as Secretary of State, saying the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate still does not understand the entire saga.

"I don't want to criticize her, but it shows me that even at this late date, she doesn't understand what the investigation in her case was about," Comey said during an interview with German journalist Holger Stark.

"It was not about her use of a personal email system. And she didn't get that during the investigation, 'cause she used to say, 'Well Colin Powell, when he was secretary of state, used AOL.' That was not what it was about.

"It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system."

The Daily Caller reported on Comey's comments.

Comey admitted during the interview he too used a private email account — a Gmail address — to conduct some government business when he led the FBI. That practice, he said, entailed drafts of unclassified speeches he would write on his personal laptop while at home and then email to his government account.

The former lawman, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, said Clinton would have been investigated if she used any form of private email to send sensitive and classified information.

Regarding his own private email habits, Comey said, "I get why people are focused on it, but it's a totally different thing."

Comey announced in July 2016 he would not recommend charges be brought against Clinton despite the fact numerous emails with classified information were discovered on her home-based email server. That decision has been dissected and discussed ever since.

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