U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a reception for law enforcement and security officials at the White House, as a show of thanks for inaugural protection. Trump called out to FBI Director James Comey, who got a handshake and pat on the back. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: FBI Director James Comey upset Democrats over the email drama that engulfed Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On Sunday, he got a pat on the back from President Donald Trump during a reception for law enforcement and security officials in the White House Blue Room. Trump saw Comey in the audience and called out to him. Comey then strode up to Trump, who shook his hand and gave him a pat on the back. "He's become more famous than me," Trump said with a chuckle. Comey sent a letter to the U.S. Congress only days before the Nov. 8 election announcing that he was reinstating an investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information when she used a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2012. The FBI director announced a week later that he had reviewed a new batch of emails and decided there was no new indication that a prosecution was needed, but the political damage was already done. Days after the election, Clinton privately blamed Comey for her shock defeat, telling donors that Trump was able to seize on both of Comey's announcements and use them to attack her.