Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Rep. Smith on DOJ's IG Report: “Sad Day for a Respected Institution”

Jun 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Smith issued the following response to the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on FBI action ahead of the 2016 election and their handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State:

Rep. Smith: “It is a sad day for a very respected institution. Many at the FBI, including former director James Comey, did not act professionally. It is clear that many of their actions were politically motivated, including inexcusable leaks to media that were undoubtedly intended to damage then-candidate Trump. It’s regrettable that Hillary Clinton received favorable treatment that would not have been given to any usual citizen. It’s possible she violated criminal laws and was not held accountable.”