DOJ watchdog to investigate FBI’s handling of Hillary email probe
By Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
Federal watchdogs on Thursday announced a wide-ranging investigation into how the Justice Department and FBI handled the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server leading up to the presidential election.
Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the investigation would look at whether Justice and the FBI followed their own policies, and also at FBI Director James Comey’s public statements about the probe, which infuriated many Democrats.
Comey announced on July 5 that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, even though he said that she and her staffers acted “extremely carelessly” when they used her private e-mail server to conduct sensitive State Department business.