• The Attorney General Could Have Ordered FBI Director James Comey Not to Send His Bombshell Letter on Clinton Emails. Here's Why She Didn't.

  • By: Sari Horwitz
  • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Article
  • Release date: 12-22-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Washington Post
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Twelve days before the presidential election, FBI Director James B. Comey dispatched a senior aide to deliver a startling message to the Justice Department. Comey wanted to send a letter to Congress alerting them that his agents had discovered more emails potentially relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

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What WaPo Thought at the Time

I just finished former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence” (2018. He concludes Russian interference in the election cost former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election. Before that I listened to James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty: Lies and Leadership” (2018).

I got curious about what the papers were saying as things happened. Sure, I was reading papers obsessively at the time, but it was overwhelming. This article is a more in depth discussion than either book about the decision about why former Attorney General Loretta Lynch did not stop Mr. Comey from releasing statements about Secretary Clinton.

Here’s the timeline:

July 24, 2015 - the FBI opened an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

July 5, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey announced the investigation was being closed without charges against Secretary Clinton

October 28, 2016, Mr. Comey reopens the FBI investigation.

November 6, 2016, Mr. Comey announces that Secretary Clinton will still not face charges and closes the investigation.

November 8, 2016, Donald Trump is elected president.

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