A former Republican lawmaker said the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general's report released on Thursday makes it clear that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE "got screwed" in the FBI's 2016 investigation of her private email server.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) tweeted hours after the report went public, pointing to four conclusions of his from the more-than-500-page watchdog report.
So the #IGREPORT proves what?— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 14, 2018
1. The FBI was right to decide not to charge Hillary with a crime.
2. That decision wasn't motivated by political bias or improper considerations.
3. James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHow Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill Huma Abedin on bid for political office: 'I'm not saying no to anything' MORE made mistakes.
4. Those mistakes helped Trump win.
Sounds like Hillary got screwed.
Walsh, now a conservative radio host and a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE, made the comments in regard to the report that found former FBI Director James Comey "deviated" from FBI and DOJ procedures while undertaking the investigation examining Clinton's use of a private email server.
"While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report.
Before the report was released, Walsh said Republicans will regret Trump's frequent attacks on the Justice Department.