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Sen. Chuck Grassley: FBI Could Leak Clinton Email Investigation

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By    |   Saturday, 23 Apr 2016 12:22 PM

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is reportedly suggesting the FBI could leak reports of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email system if agency officials believed prosecution was being stymied by politics.

In a speech Friday at a Des Moines Rotary club, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee made the provocative remark in response to a question about the status on inquiries into the email server that Clinton used as secretary of state, and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, the Des Moines Register reports.

"Is there going to be political interference? If there's enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?" Grassley said. "And if there's political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it's either going to have an effect politically or it's going to lead to prosecution if there's enough evidence."

But when asked a follow-up question if he was suggesting the FBI should leak its finding, Grassley explained: "I wouldn't be encouraging it because if it's a violation of law, I can't be encouraging a violation of law."

"This is kind of my own opinion, this is something I've heard," he said.

FBI Director James Comey has vigorously denied any political pressure in the probe.

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Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is reportedly suggesting the FBI could leak reports of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email system if agency officials believed prosecution was being stymied by politics.
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