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The FBI recently confirmed that former FBI Director
James Comey drafted a letter exonerating Hillary Clinton in the
2016 probe into her use of a private email server.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that the investigation was
“obviously a fix,” and called on the Justice Department to
Trump fired Comey after becoming president,
and is under investigation for obstruction of justice
following that move.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning saying
the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email
server for her work as Secretary of State was “obviously a fix.”
“Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter
exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was
complete,” tweeted Trump.
In a second post, Trump claimed that many people were not
interviewed before Comey’s draft. He said the investigation was
“obviously a fix” and called on the Justice Department to
On Monday, the FBI released a heavily
redacted version of the letter Comey drafted before
interviewing Clinton and other key witnesses in the 2016 probe,
confirming earlier reports.
August, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck
Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham released
a statement saying Comey had “already decided he
would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton” before the
FBI had interviewed her.
Chris Swecker, a retired FBI assistant director in the
criminal investigative division, told Newsweek at the
time that Comey’s actions were “so far out of bounds
it’s not even in the stadium,” and that it seemed the former
director had “prejudged the investigation.”
Comey ultimately concluded that although Clinton had been
by sending top secret information over her private server, she
had not committed a criminal act.
In May, Trump fired Comey
as the investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to
Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has repeatedly
accused the FBI, the media, and the government of being part of a
Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is leading the FBI’s
investigation into Russian election interference,
expanded the investigation to include
determining whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey