Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that more firings are possible following the release of a forthcoming Department of Justice report of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
“If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so,” Sessions told The Hill’s Buck Sexton.
The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Thursday will release a 500-page report of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of former Secretary of State Clinton’s email investigation.
The report is expected to be heavily critical of former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Comey, who was fired on May 9, 2017, will reportedly be criticized for his public statement on July 5, 2016 announcing the closure of the Clinton email probe. Lynch will reportedly be dinged over a meeting she had with former President Bill Clinton on an airplane in Phoenix in late-June 2016.
McCabe has already been criticized by the OIG for authorizing an FBI official to leak information about the Clinton investigation to a Wall Street Journal reporter in October 2016. McCabe allegedly falsely claimed in interviews with FBI and DOJ investigators that he did not authorize the leaks.
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