Comey’s Gamble To Defend FBI’s Reputation

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FBI director James Comey's decision to hold yesterday's news conference on the Hillary Clinton email investigation came after bureau leaders decided after weeks of discussion that the FBI couldn’t simply conduct its probe behind closed doors and then kick the decision across Pennsylvania Avenue to what’s known as “Main Justice.” To defend the FBI’s independence and future credibility and avoid the perception that its investigation had been politically influenced, he had to account for its . . .

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