President Donald Trump had harshly criticized the director for not seeking criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a personal email server. Now, Comey will remain at the center of the FBI investigation into Trump associates and their potential ties with the Russian government.
In a private briefing, Congressional Democrats accuse FBI director James Comey of using a “double standard” by discussing the Hillary Clinton email investigation publicly but not Russian hacking and the Donald Trump campaign.
Police shootings and former Dallas Chief David O. Brown head TCR’s list of top criminal justice stories and newsmakers for 2016. Readers and contributors also selected Donald Trump’s election win, the bipartisan justice reform movement in the states, and the probe into Russian election hackers as among the 10 developments that bear watching next year.
Judge Robert Bryan in Tacoma, Wa., refuses to dismiss charges against three men caught up in a sting involving a dark-web child-porn bulletin board called “The Playpen.” More than 200 have been charged around the U.S.
To survive in office, director James Comey has “got to get control of the ship again,” says former bureau official Robert Anderson, a Comey friend. Comey is early in a 10-year term but could be dismissed if Hillary Clinton wins the election. She declined to comment yesterday.