Fox News’ Dana Perino: Clinton Team Has ‘A Right to Be Somewhat Mad’ at the FBI
Former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush and Fox News co-host Dana Perino said Monday on The Five that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her team “have a right” to be upset over the way the FBI handled its investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“I do think that the Hillary Clinton team has a right to be somewhat mad. Their position is you mean to tell me that the FBI was willing to go out on the record with the director to say that I was being investigated, if I am Hillary Clinton, and meanwhile, they played down New York Times inquiries about the Trump team being under investigation for Russian collusion,” Perino said.
Co-host Jesse Watters then said that the FBI “didn’t think Trump was going to win.”
Perino was referring to former FBI Director James Comey‘s announcing just weeks before the 2016 presidential election over the law enforcement agency looking into Clinton’s use of a private email server while was Secretary of State. Clinton and people on her campaign have been very vocal in slamming Comey for his decision.
But, while the FBI had an ongoing investigation into Clinton that it made public, it was also probing possible collusion between individuals on the Trump campaign and Russia, which it did not publicly disclose at the time and, in fact, went to great lengths to keep private, the New York Times reported.
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