'But my emails' - Hillary Clinton trolls James Comey

'But my emails' - Hillary Clinton trolls James Comey
Photo credit: AAP

Hillary Clinton has gently trolled former FBI director James Comey after revelations that he used his personal email for government business came to light.

On Thursday (local time), United States Justice Department Inspector General Michael E Horowitz revealed in a report there were five occasions Mr Comey used a personal Gmail account to conduct FBI business, violating regulations.

The former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate shared a Politico reporter's tweet about the findings and added a comment reading simply "but my emails".

This phrasing recalls the "but her emails" refrain often used by Republican supporters who said Ms Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State prohibited her from taking up the presidency.

It was Mr Comey that originally examined Ms Clinton's email transgressions, closed the investigation, then reopened it 11 days before the 2016 presidential election.

As evidenced by Ms Clinton's cheeky tweet, the irony in this discovery was just too good to keep quiet about.