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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials and a witness.

Former FBI Director James Comey took to Twitter on Wednesday to call out Republicans for remaining silent even as President Donald Trump publicly attacks the independence of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It was the latest statement from the commander-in-chief over his former Democratic opponent's email usage.

An email dump by the State Department last week showed emails marked classified from Abedin were on her then-husband Anthony Weiner's computer.

Last week the State Department released all emails from the laptop of Weiner, a former Congressman from NY.

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'Our experience with Abedin's emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials'.

Yet the man who asserted last week that he has total control of the Justice Department has not yet seen fit to act on that power, meaning numerous following people have thus far been spared.

Stephen Boyd, assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, signaled in a November 13 letter to House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) the department was interested in the messages.

Swecker suspected Comey let his "inner circle" dictate the Clinton and Trump investigations, which led to them being allegedly tainted by political actions like Agent Peter Strzok's text messages. Hilary Clinton calls Comey's announcement as the determining factor that led to her defeat in the elections. Federal investigators determined in summer 2016 that, while the use of the server was careless, the former top diplomat didn't knowingly break any laws. Comey asked, before adding the following historical quote from Martin Luther: "You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say".

The former NY senator blamed then-FBI Director James Comey reopening the case right before the election on her shocking loss. The findings from a separate Justice Department probe into the FBI's handling of the email scandal will be released this spring.

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