Testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey defended the Bureau's criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to transmit and host classified information.
"You can call us wrong, but don't call us weasels," Comey said. "We are not weasels, we are honest people and we did this in that way."
"I think questions are fair, I think criticism is healthy and fair, I think reasonable people can disagree about whether I should have announced it and how I should have done it. What's not fair is any implication that the Bureau acted in any way other than independently, competently, honestly here. That's just not true. I knew this was going to be controversial, I knew there would be all kinds of rocks thrown, but this organization and the people who did this [agents] are honest, independent people. We do not carry water for one side or the other. That's hard for people to see because so much of our country we see things through sides. We are not on anybody's side. This was done exactly the way you would want it to be done. That said, questions are fair, feedback is fair," he continued.
In recent months the FBI has been under fire and accused of giving Clinton special treatment due to her political status. In July after a year long investigation, Comey announced Clinton would not be indicted due to prosecutors at DOJ being unlikely to take up the case.