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Trump Says FBI's Clinton Call Was A Setup Obama Knew About

Donald Trump floated the idea that President Obama knew the FBI wouldn't recommend charges against Clinton and that Clinton bribed Loretta Lynch.

By Newsy Staff | July 6, 2016

After FBI Director James Comey announced he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server at the state department, Donald Trump proposed an ... interesting theory about the decision.

"This was set up a long time ago, and he knew the FBI was going to do this," Trump said.

That "he" is President Obama. Trump is saying the president was involved in a setup over the email scandal.

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Comey said during his speech that he had not discussed what he was going to say with any other department of the government before saying it.

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Trump has a bit of a hobby of floating conspiracy theories, including that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the JFK assassination and that Obama was born in Kenya.

On Tuesday, he also brought up a meeting on a tarmac last week between Bill Clinton and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, suggesting Hillary Clinton was bribing Lynch for a ruling in her favor.

"It was a bribe," Trump said.

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