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James Comey Explains His Decision to Notify Congress About Re-Opening Clinton Investigation

The FBI Director explained that he faced the difficult choice to either conceal or reveal the investigation, and he chose the latter.

FBI Director James Comey explained his decision to notify Congress of the re-opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server at a Senate Judiciary hearing Wednesday.

Comey explained that the FBI had been looking for Clinton’s missing emails from the first three months of tenure, and they believed that those emails may have been on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

“I could see two doors, and they were both actions,” Comey said of his choice following the revelation. “One was labeled ‘speak’ and the other was labeled ‘conceal.'”

Comey described the decision as one between “really bad” and “catastrophic.”

“I would make the same decision,” Comey said, looking back in hindsight.