Justice Department Inspector General To Investigate FBI's Behavior During Election

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 12, 2017 1:40 PM
Justice Department Inspector General To Investigate FBI's Behavior During Election

The Justice Department has announced that it will investigate the conduct of the FBI during the 2016 election.

FBI Director James Comey dominated many election headlines over the summer for providing a damning report on Hillary Clinton’s State Department, yet deciding not to pursue criminal charges against her. When critics charged that the agency’s decision made no sense, Comey said that the FBI would be reopening the investigation. Hillary Clinton voters charged that his announcement, made just 11 days before the election, handed victory to Donald Trump.

In his investigation, Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be examining whether Comey broke government protocol, as well as whether FBI officials improperly provided nonpublic information to the Clinton campaign.

Several members of Congress requested the Justice Department look into these matters.