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FBI Director James Comey spoke privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, the pair’s first meeting since Comey announced a review of emails that may be connected to the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
The two discussed “the seriousness of the ongoing matter,” USA Today reported, and they pledged to work together throughout the review, according to ABC News, both citing an official familiar with the situation.
Comey reportedly went against Lynch’s recommendation when he announced to Congress on Friday that he was reviewing additional emails that may be related to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. The announcement caused a political firestorm critics fear could influence the election in favor of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Lynch remains confident in Comey, a Justice Department official told NBC News. Sources described the meeting as cordial.
The emails were found on the computer of former Congressman Anthony Weiner during a probe of his illicit communication with a minor. Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
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