Sources confirm Washington Post story for CBS News that the FBI was in possession of a document describing how then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter, an exchange that if made public would cast doubt on the investigation's integrity.
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The document reportedly played a role in the July decision by then-FBI director James Comey to announce on his own, without US Justice Department involvement, the Clinton email investigation was over.
Comey made his decision last July apparently before the document was verified.
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The FBI later determined the document was either bad intelligence or possibly even a fake, and could be part of what sources tell CBS News was Moscow's efforts to plant fake news "into the bloodstream" of the election to discredit Clinton and influence the Presidential election.