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Trump Accuses U.S. Justice Dept. of Protecting Clinton in Email Probe

Trump Accuses U.S. Justice Dept. of Protecting Clinton in Email Probe

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday accused the U.S. Justice Department of protecting his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in her email probe.
"The Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying so hard to protect Hillary," said Trump at a rally in Colorado over media reports that DOJ had warned the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against announcing less than two weeks before the Election Day the finding of new emails that appeared to be linked to the FBI's Clinton email probe completed in July.
According to the U.S. daily The Hill which cited U.S. government sources, the DOJ did not agree with FBI Director James Comey's decision to inform the Congress of the existence of possibly new emails linked to Clinton's email probe at the moment.
"The AG's (attorney general) position is consistent with the department's position not to take investigative steps that would influence an election so close to an election and to not comment on ongoing investigations," the official told The Hill.
"Director Comey decided to operate independently of that guidance by sending that letter to the Hill," the official added.
Comey said in a letter sent to the U.S. Congress on Friday that new emails had emerged recently that appeared to be linked to the FBI's Clinton email probe completed in July.
"I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation," said Comey in the letter. (Xinhua)