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National Review: Citizens United Urges Congress to Back Independent Counsel for Clinton E-mail Investigation

Conservative watchdog group Citizens United sent a letter to Congress on Monday, exhorting lawmakers to back the growing push for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account while she was secretary of state.

Though the FBI continues to investigate whether Clinton’s use of an unprotected server jeopardized classified information, President Obama publicly dismissed that concern during an October 11 interview, saying he “[didn’t] think it posed a national-security problem.” The statement reportedly angered FBI investigators, who saw it as a signal to attorney general Loretta Lynch that the White House wants Clinton cleared, whether the facts warrant it or not. Lynch, who was named a U.S. attorney by President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, may also have a conflict of interest.

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