In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey says it was a 'painful decision', but defended his call to announce last year that the agency was reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails less than two weeks before election day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on Wednesday defended his decision to announce last year that the agency had reopened an investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails, saying not doing so would have been "an act of concealment." Comey said, "To not speak about it would require an act of concealment." It was the FBI chief's most impassioned defense of his October 2016 decision to date. Comey said it made him "mildly nauseous" to think that the FBI may have had some impact on the U.S. presidential election, which took place only days after Comey revealed that the Clinton email probe had been reopened.