Trump gives FBI Director Comey a pat on the back

At a White House reception for law enforcement, Trump spotted FBI Director James Comey and, stretching out his arms, called him over. Comey strolled across the room to greet Trump, who shook his hand and put an arm around him, slapping him on the back.

Trump had once derided Comey’s handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails only to later extol the FBI director when he publicly announced a new development in the investigation days before the election.

Democrats, including Clinton, say Comey’s announcement of new developments in the investigation — which yielded no new information and did not change the FBI’s decision not to recommend a prosecution — cost her enough votes in key states to tip the election to Trump.