FBI Director: ‘I’m Following Very Closely’ The Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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FBI director James B. Comey says the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails “is one I’m following very closely and get briefed on regularly.”

Comey, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Thursday explained, “I’m confident we have the people and the resources in a way we do all our work which is promptly, professionally, and independently, but I don’t want to do anything that would compromise my ability to do it that way by commenting beyond that.”

When asked by Chairman [crscore]Robert Goodlatte[/crscore], “Do you also believe a foreign intelligence agency, particularly an adversary could benefit from acquiring and exploiting sensitive and classified information about top level US government officials?”

Comey responded, “Mr. Chairman, I respectfully say that one I’m not going to comment on. As you know the FBI is working on a referral given to us by Inspectors General in connection with former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server. As you also know about the FBI, we don’t talk about our investigations while we do them. This is one I’m following very closely and get briefed on regularly.”

“I want to preserve my ability reality independent and fair and is perceived that way,” said Comey. “I believe the bureau is three things, we are competent, independent, and we’re honest. And I want to make sure the American people have confidence that that’s the way we are doing our business. And if I start answering questions like yours, which is a reasonable question I worry that I could infringe upon that.”

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