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Trump Finds Out Comey Wrote Clinton Was Innocent Before Investigation Ended

President Donald Trump responded to the FBI’s revelation that former FBI Director James Comey drafted his infamous speech that recommended not bringing charges to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton months before the investigation concluded.

“Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Many.. …people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?” Trump wrote in a successive tweets.

 

Newsweek first reported the release of FBI documents that included an email from Comey sent May 2, 2016, to FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, general council James Baker, chief of staff James Rybicki.

In the email, which is marked unclassified but is redacted in the FBI’s release, Comey lays out what would become his July 5, 2016, speech. During his remarks, he claimed the FBI found wrongdoing in Clinton’s decision to host State Department emails on a private server, but he did not recommend that the Department of Justice bring charges.

The FBI interviewed Clinton on July 2, 2016, just days before Comey’s statement.

“As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!,” Trump said in a later tweet.

The release of emails from the FBI confirms what Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, said in a letter to the FBI late August. Grassley wrote that it seemed the FBI investigation process put “Conclusion first, fact-gathering second.”

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