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Did DOJ Let Hillary Clinton Know Progress of Her Own FBI Investigation?


An anonymous source tells Fox News the decision not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling sensitive information was a "top-down decision."

Jay Sekulow, from the American Center for Law and Justice, believes the investigation was botched from the very beginning.

"This was a fake, false investigation from the outset," Sekulow said.

A high-ranking FBI insider told Fox News Wednesday the decision to not charge Clinton angered attorneys and agents across the board.

Last year Clinton made headlines for using a private email server from her New York home to exchange highly classified information. The Department of Justice called for an FBI investigation.

FBI Director James Comey found that Clinton was "extremely careless in her handling of very sensitive, highly classified information," but he said "no charges are appropriate in this case."

"It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted," the anonymous FBI official told Fox News. "We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said 'but we are doing nothing,' which made no sense to us."

"Basically, James Comey hijacked the DOJ's role by saying 'no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case.' The FBI does not decide who to prosecute and when, that is the sole province of a prosecutor -- that never happens," the source said.

Other's have agreed, suggesting the FBI has become more of a political machine than an investigation unit.

"The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time. I hold Director Comey responsible," Dennis V. Hughes, the first chief of the FBI's computer investigations unit, told the Post. Retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello added to the report, saying, "Comey has single handedly ruined the reputation of the organization."

To add to the controversy, WikiLeaks released a new set of Clinton's emails which suggest the Department of Justice made sure Clinton knew about the progress of the investigation.

One email was leaked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's gmail account showing the DOJ contacted him.

"DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning, so we could have a window into the judge's thinking about this proposed production schedule as quickly as today," Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon wrote in relation to the email documentation the State Department would be required to turn over to the Justice Department.

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