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FBI Director Has No Regrets About His Fateful 2016 Decision

Testifying before the Senate, James Comey said he did not regret his late October announcement that the investigation into Hillary Clinton had been reopened.
Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Updated on May 3 at 12:24 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey has no regrets about the agency’s handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server just days before the presidential election.

“It was a hard choice, I still believe in retrospect the right choice, as painful as it’s been,” Comey told the Senate Judiciary committee, adding that the thought that he had affected the 2016 election made him “mildly nauseous.”

Comey was back on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to testify in what was billed as a routine congressional oversight hearing, but minutes into the hearing

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