Sen. Mark Warner: Justice Dept. IG Report Shows Comey's Actions 'Benefited Trump Campaign'
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said he is also upset with fired FBI Director James Comey, but for a different reason than the Trump administration, following the release of the IG report.
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia pointed out that in his report, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz found no evidence that the Clinton email probe was affected by bias.
But, Warner also contended that Comey's actions benefited the Trump campaign "more than one time."
Warner added that Comey's actions during the 2016 election also "benefited... [Trump's] election chances."
Warner's comments were similar to those expressed by Democrats in the days leading up to the election, when Comey decided to notify Congress that there were more of Hillary Clinton's emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) laptop.
Trump said Friday that he conversely felt vindicated by Horowitz' conclusions, and said the FBI was working against him during the election.
Trump also dismissed Horowitz' conclusion that there was no evidence of bias affecting the probe's conclusions.