FBI Controversies Will Persist Past the Election

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Deep divisions inside the FBI and the Justice Department over how to handle investigations dealing with Hillary Clinton will probably fester even after Tuesday’s election and pose a significant test for James Comey’s leadership, the Washington Post reports. The internal dissension exploded into public view with leaks about a feud over the Clinton Foundation, an extraordinary airing of the agency’s infighting that comes as the bureau deals with an ongoing threat of terror at home and a newly aggressive posture from Russia. Comey is direct fire for his decision to tell Congress that agents were resuming their investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server, a revelation that put him at odds with his Justice Department bosses and influenced the presidential campaign.

 

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