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Department of Justice to investigate certain pre-election FBI, DOJ actions

The inspector general of the Department of Justice announced Thursday that the department will review certain actions taken by the DOJ as well as the FBI before last year's presidential election. In a statement, the department said it would investigate, among other things, FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate last July and his letters to Congress on Oct. 28, 2016, and Nov. 6, 2016, regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Also up for review are whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters," whether Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik "improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign," whether the FBI's Twitter account was "influenced by improper considerations," and whether employees of the DOJ and FBI "improperly disclosed non-public information." You can read the Department of Justice's full statement announcing the review below. Kimberly Alters