Comey insisted no ‘special’ rules in FBI Clinton probe – while drafting ‘exoneration statement’


Nine days after then-FBI director James Comey took the unusual step of circulating a draft to his inner circle laying the groundwork to recommend against charges in the ongoing Hillary Clinton email case, Comey insisted to Fox News that there are “no special set of rules” for anyone under the bureau’s scrutiny.

During a May 11, 2016 briefing for reporters at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., Comey was pressed by Fox News on whether the law for mishandling classified information would be applied equally to then-candidate Clinton and her team.

A full transcript and audio were posted online by the FBI — cameras were prohibited at the event.

Catherine Herridge: “I consistently hear from security clearance holders that if they had done a fraction of what had been done by Mrs. Clinton’s team that they would already be in jail. Can you assure people that Mrs. Clinton and her team are being held to the same standard? That there isn’t a special set of rules because they are powerful and politically connected?”

James Comey: “I’m not going to comment, other than to say there are no special set of rules for anybody that the FBI investigates.” – READ MORE

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