FBI's James Comey: concealing Clinton emails would have been 'catastrophic'
Wednesday - 03/05/2017 22:34
FBI director said he had choice to ‘speak or conceal’ about email discovery
FBI director James Comey said on Wednesday that he thought concealing the discovery of new Hillary Clinton emails before last year’s election would have been “catastrophic”.
Giving evidence to a hearing of the Senate judiciary committee on oversight of the FBI, Comey said he had had to make a choice between “speak or conceal”: to speak would have been “really bad”, he said; to conceal would have been “catastrophic”. So he choose to speak out.