Hillary Clinton’s team responds to Comey’s firing
In a statement, the campaign said the FBI Director was fired for “improper and politically motivated” actions.
The statement said Comey’s “political motivations were directly connected to his mishandling of Hillary Clinton emails.”
A spokesman for Comey said he would not comment further on the matter.
The former FBI director also said he was leaving to work as an independent contractor for his private law firm.
He was fired earlier this month.
Comey’s exit from the bureau comes amid an investigation into whether Clinton broke the law when she used a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Clinton’s campaign said on Wednesday that she was cleared by the Justice Department to continue as the Democratic nominee for president.
She said the decision was hers alone.
She also said that she has no plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president again.
The FBI investigation into the matter began in July after the bureau released new emails in a series of investigations into Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of State.
The emails from the server were discovered during an investigation by the FBI.
They were released on October 2 and Comey had said at the time he would recommend against recommending charges.
Comey had also said the agency had not found enough evidence of a crime to bring charges against Clinton, but he later announced in a letter to Congress that there was not enough evidence to bring a case.
In a separate letter, he said he had recommended against recommending any charges.
A federal appeals court in New York upheld his decision, citing “fundamental flaws” in the FBI’s investigation.
Comey, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, has faced fierce criticism over his handling of the Clinton email probe.
He said the bureau did not have enough evidence and it should have released more emails in the months before the election.
Comey said that he had reviewed thousands of emails related to Clinton and concluded that “there is no evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information.”