Live: House Judiciary hearing oversight of FBI & DOJ for the 2016 Election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the people working for the FBI cannot be perfect.
NOTE: House Judiciary hearing Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election. This event is expected to begin at 10 a.m. ET
Horowitz testified Monday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his report issued last week. That report said former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 presidential election but found no evidence the outcome of the investigation was motivated by political bias.
Horowitz says no "rule, policy or practice is perfect" and at the same time, "neither is any individual's ability to make judgments under pressure or what may seem like unique circumstances."
At the same hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray says mistakes made by employees and cited in the report "do not define" the agency as a whole.
The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, said the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem."
Grassley says "millions of Americans suspect that there is a double standard." He says "they see a story of kid-glove treatment for one side and bare-knuckle tactics for the other."
The report last week criticized former FBI Director James Comey for multiple decisions that investigators said broke from protocol. But the inspector general said it found no evidence that political bias affected the outcome of the investigation.