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Daily Caller: Justice Dept. Official Who Questioned Clinton Is Obama Donor

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Sep 2016 12:21 PM

One of the Justice Department officials who interviewed Hillary Clinton over her private email server contributed to President Barack Obama's White House campaigns, The Daily Caller reports.

David H. Laufman, chief of counterespionage at the DOJ's National Security Division, joined FBI section chief Peter Strzok, among others, to question Clinton on July 2. The White House, the Justice Department, and the FBI have all insisted that the investigation into Clinton's email use was completely independent of political influence.

The Caller reveals that Federal Election Commission records show multiple contributions, totaling $850, to Obama's two presidential campaigns, $600 in 2012 and $250 in 2008. The FEC records show no donations by Laufman to Clinton campaigns, either in this election or in 2008.

Although Laufman's role in the email investigation is unclear, Politico speculated in April that his office was overseeing the FBI inquiry.

Republicans have decried the investigation, and the interview in particular. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy was incensed by the lack of questions on why Clinton decided to set up the server, or her intent. The matter of intent can be critical in determining whether behavior could be considered criminal.

"I didn't see any questions on that," Gowdy said on Fox News in late August. "She said she did it for convenience, but I didn't see the follow-up questions."

Last Friday, the FBI released documents relating to their investigation of Clinton. In the over three-hour interview that took place on July 2, Clinton said she could not recall something over three dozen times, according to The Washington Post.

Among the things the former First Lady of the United States couldn't recall were ever being trained by the State Department in handling classified records or information, why State couldn't provide a secure BlackBerry for her, or receiving emails that she thought didn't belong on an unclassified system.

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