Donald Trump Lashes Out at FBI Over Decision Not to Recommend Charges Against Hillary Clinton

And this is only the beginning.


Immediately following the FBI’s announcement that it would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump blasted the agency’s decision and continued to suggest that members of the Obama administration are colluding to protect the former secretary of state.

The presumptive Republican nominee is using Comey’s statement as yet another example of a broader conspiracy theory aimed against him and his presidential bid by the Democratic establishment. Over the weekend, Trump repeatedly pointed to former President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to support his contention:

And now, of course, he can claim to have predicted the FBI’s decision months ago.

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