Justice Department watchdog to examine FBI’s handling of Clinton email probe

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The Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday it will investigate FBI Director James Comey‘s decision to publicly release information about the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material.

The inquiry by the Justice Department’s inspector general will focus on whether “policies or procedures were not followed” when Comey held a July 5 news conference to discuss the case and when he sent letters to Congress just before the election that disclosed his agents were reviewing newly discovered emails pertinent to the Clinton case.

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