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Sen. Grassley Doubts FBI’s ‘Objectivity’ in Russia Probe

Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday blasted the FBI over a perceived lack of objectivity in conducting its investigations. “A cloud of doubt hangs over the FBI’s objectivity,” Grassley said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, referring specifically to the hiring of a top official who had connections to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a confidante of the Clintons. Grassley, the chairman of the committee, said there was an “obvious appearance of conflict” in the separate probes into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Comey “was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds.”