Comey Confirms That Hillary Clinton's Inevitability Was Her Undoing

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Comey wrote that he thought of calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. "I reached down and pressed both forearms, also awkwardly, against her back", he writes.

Even though Federal Bureau of Investigation decided not to refer rsquo Clinton & case for prosecution, Democrats explained Comey & rsquo; s announcement damaged her with Republicans directly ahead of the election plus he faced complaints his moves were politically determined.

The book, "A Higher Loyalty", is slated for release next week. The investigation was closed again days later, again without recommending charges. However, in the book Comey acknowledges that he assumed at the time that Clinton would win the election.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch (L) and FBI Director James Comey in the Oval Office at the White House July 19, 2016 in Washington, DC.

The belief that Clinton couldn't lose is the only way to make sense of what a lot of people said and did in October of 2016.

Clinton has publicly decried Comey's decision to announce that the investigation had been reopened, and has suggested that it played into her eventual electoral defeat by President TrumpDonald John TrumpCarter urges Trump to keep country at peace: Any nuclear exchange could involve "catastrophe" Pompeo confirms "a couple hundred" Russians killed in Syria Federal appeals court weighs CFPB leadership fight MORE. President Donald Trump and his allies have unleashed a smear campaign against the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director ahead of his book release, with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling reporters on Friday, "This is nothing more than a poorly-executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin". "Still, the bitterly fought episode, parsing word choices, was only a small taste of what was to come, and many within the F.B.I. knew it", he wrote.

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