U.S. attorney general did not order FBI to withhold related emails - source
The U.S. attorney general has said hough she did not order FBI to withhold related emails, she believes John Comey's decision violated department policy.
However, she made it known that she thought his decision violated department policy, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
As Comey and Lynch debated on Thursday whether alerting Congress about the emails would comply with longstanding Justice Department policy against announcing overt investigative steps that would influence an upcoming election, Comey asked whether he was being explicitly directed not to do so.
Lynch never gave Comey the order not to send the emails, a senior government official said.
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