The former head of the FBI spoke about the investigation into Clinton before the election of the President of the United States

© AFP 2018 / Brendan SmialowskiБывший FBI Director James Comey. Archival photoThe former head of the FBI spoke about the investigation into Clinton before the election of the President of the United States© 2018 AFP / Brendan Smialowski

The former head of the FBI James Comey in an interview to ABC said that it had sent a letter to Congress on the further investigation of Hillary Clinton in 2016, regardless of the expectations of victory or candidate in the US presidential election.

«I hope not,» replied Komi to a journalist’s question about whether he considers that the victory of Donald trump was the result of this letter.

«Yes, I lived in a world where everyone was waiting for the victory of Clinton. Don’t remember what thoughts I had in mind, but fears that her legitimacy as President will be questioned, probably played a role,» continued the former head of the FBI.

Thus on specifying question, he said that even if I knew that trump will win, would be sent the letter anyway. According to him, «the FBI must remain independent of politics.»

Former democratic candidate in the presidential elections Hillary Clinton, who lost to Republican Donald Trump, earlier blamed his loss of the Komi Republic, took the decision to investigate the scandal associated with the Clinton use of private servers for sending official emails.

The FBI in July of 2016, reported on the termination of investigation regarding the emails of former Secretary of state Clinton on a private server. However, 11 days before the presidential election, the investigation was resumed, as the server is the husband of assistant Clinton was found a new her letters. Two days before the elections in Komi Republic said that these new letters do not change the previous position of the FBI that de facto means the closure case against Clinton.

Commenting on the statement by the former head of the FBI, the White house spokesman Sarah Sanders stated that «Komi blindly believed in the victory of Clinton.»

«This man knew perfectly well what he’s doing — he thought Hillary Clinton would win, her victory would later be his cover,» commented Sanders words in Komi Republic. And added that he doubted the sincerity of the intentions of the former Director of the FBI.

Interview with Komi Republic dated to April 17, when the light out his memoirs called «the Highest degree of devotion. Truth, lies, and leadership.»