Clinton's possible win was a factor in email probe: Comey

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In the excerpt aired on "This Week", Stephanopoulos asks Comey whether his choice to reveal that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton's emails days before the election may have been influenced by his belief that Clinton would become president.

President Trump, seen greeting Comey in January 2017, lashed out against the lawman in a series of Sunday morning tweets.

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In the interview excerpt released Saturday, Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he chose to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use.

Comey has revealed in an interview to promote his new book that the expectation of Hillary Clinton's victory in the 2016 USA presidential election may have affected the decisions he had made in the email probe, eventually clearing the former secretary of state of all charges.

Donald Trump is obsessed with former FBI Director James Comey and his new memoir "A Higher Loyalty", already a bestseller ahead of its release. Trump seized on that, saying Comey "was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job".

In March 2017, Comey confirmed the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"He knows all he said to Congress is I will quote 'look at new information.' He never said I will turn over something to you", continued Davis, who worked in the Bill Clinton White House and remains close to the Clintons.

Comey acknowledged in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that his belief that Clinton was going to win the election factored into his decision to release the October 28 letter to Congress. Just another of his many lies.

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Comey answered, "It must have been".

In July 2016, Comey announced in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges in the investigation of Clinton's email practices.

He added, "Like I said, I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been-that she's going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out".

Comey has stood by his decision to reopen the Clinton investigation just 11 days before the November 8, 2016, presidential election.

Twitter users were fast to react to the statements, with many being split over the issue and backing either Trump or Comey.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

Some of these points are misleading, if well-worn by the President.

"Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe", Trump tweeted. "I hope folks read the whole thing and find it useful".

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