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Rep. Goodlatte Calls for 'Prompt' FBI 'Transparency' to Repair Its 'Tarnished' Reputation

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By    |   Monday, 07 Nov 2016 09:35 PM

House Judiciary Committee head Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is pressing FBI Director James Comey to release details of the latest probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, saying the disclosure will help "rehabilitate" the FBI's "tarnished" reputation.

In a letter Monday to Comey, Goodlatte asked if Comey had talked with Attorney General Loretta Lynch before clearing the latest batch of Clinton's emails recovered from a laptop shared by Clinton aide Huma Abiden and estranged husband Anthony Weiner.

"I believe it is incumbent upon the FBI to promptly provide this information to help rehabilitate its reputation as an impartial, apolitical investigative agency," Goodlatte wrote.

"Today, there is a perception among the American people that the FBI and DOJ's actions during the Clinton investigation have tarnished their time-honored reputations for fair and equal application of the law."

An Oct. 28 letter to lawmakers set off a firestorm in the presidential race, declaring the FBI was reviewing newly recovered emails that might be "pertinent" to the Clinton email server investigation.

Goodlatte wants to know why the latest review did nothing to alter Comey's conclusion Clinton should not have been charged for mishandling classified information.

Among Goodlatte's questions were whether the FBI found any classified emails, and if so, if any of them are new or if they are duplicates.

"Transparency and responsiveness to these questions can help renew the public's faith that future decisions concerning Secretary Clinton, or any other public official, are not governed by politics, but instead, are grounded in law and pursued based on the facts," Goodlatte wrote.

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House Judiciary Committee head Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is pressing FBI Director James Comey to release details of the latest probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, saying the disclosure will help "rehabilitate" the FBI's "tarnished" reputation.
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