The Inspector General at the Department of Justice is putting the final touches on his official report detailing the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server; announcing officials will begin receiving the material as early as this week.
According to the Washington Post, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has wrapped up his probe into the FBI’s botched investigation into whether the former Secretary of State broke the law when mishandling classified information.
Since January 2017 Horowitz been investigating broad allegations of misconduct involving the handling of the Clinton email probe, including Comey’s various letters and public statements on the matter and whether FBI or other Justice Department employees leaked nonpublic information. His opening of the investigation came amid an outcry from lawmakers and others, who alleged that Comey violated long-standing policies with his communications about the case and that information seemed to have leaked inappropriately.
“The report is expected to blast former FBI director James B. Comey for various steps he took in the investigation, particularly his announcing in July — without telling his Justice Department bosses what he was about to say — that the FBI was recommending that Clinton not be charged, and for revealing to Congress just weeks before the presidential election that the bureau had resumed its work, people familiar with the matter said,” writes the Washington Post.
Horowitz began his investigation into Comey’s Hillary probe in January 2017, following new questions over the former bureau boss’s relationship with senior Obama officials and illegal leaking from inside the agency.