Former FBI Director Comey may have acted on fake Russian intelligence during Clinton email investigation

Former FBI Director James Comey allegedly acted on information in the Hillary Clinton email probe he knew was false and had been created by the Russians, according to a CNN report.

The issue at hand was that Russian intelligence officials reportedly made it look like former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had been compromised in the Clinton investigation.

Not only that, but the report suggests Comey feared the revelation would undermine the probe and the Justice Department.

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So instead of revealing the Russian disinformation, he announced the investigation was over and called Clinton "careless."

The way in which Comey is said to have covered up this information shows how Russian influence has affected the highest levels of US officials.

U.S. officials have also told CNN that Russia is still attempting to spread false information to cloud ongoing investigations.

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