Thursday's HOT MIC
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, released copies of the edits today.
According to Johnson, there were “repeated edits to reduce Secretary Clinton’s culpability in mishandling classified information.”
“In summary, the edits to Director Comey’s public statement, made months prior to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s conduct, had a significant impact on the FBI’s public evaluation of the implications of her actions. This effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior FBI agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election and the role of the same agents in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation by President Trump.”