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ABC News Selectively Edited Comey’s Answer About the Obama DOJ

“And if there were people who were secretly trying to protect Hillary Clinton, we didn't know about it.”

By NTK Staff | 04.16.2018 @11:20am

ABC News selectively edited its interview with former FBI Director James Comey to make it appear that there was no doubt in Comey’s mind that no one in the Obama Justice Department was protecting Hillary Clinton.

In the clip that was played for audiences Sunday night, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Comey if could assure the American public that the Obama Justice Department was not protecting Clinton.

“Yes,” Comey said. “The FBI drove this investigation, and we did it in a competent and independent way. I would bet my life on that.”

However, ABC News elected to cut the part of Comey’s answer where Comey admitted it was possible that people inside the Obama Justice Department were protecting Hillary Clinton and the FBI was just unaware of it.

Read the full question and answer below:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You laid out a series of reasons that led you to do the July press conference, even going back to Loretta Lynch calling this a ‘matter’ not an ‘investigation.’ President Obama weighing in. The classified information about Loretta Lynch, the tarmac meeting. Can you assure people today that the Obama Justice Department was not protecting Hillary Clinton?

JAMES COMEY: Yes. And if there were people who were secretly trying to protect Hillary Clinton, we didn’t know about it. The FBI drove this investigation and we did it in a competent and independent way. I would bet my life on that.

Before joining ABC News Stephanopoulos worked for Bill Clinton’s administration.

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