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Clinton Campaign Calls On FBI To Disclose Inquiry On Possible Russia-Trump Ties


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign manager has called on the FBI to disclose what it learned in an inquiry into ties between Russia and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

In an interview on CNN, Robby Mook questioned why FBI Director James Comey, who last week upset the presidential race by disclosing his agency is investigating a new batch of e-mails that may relate to Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, has not released any information about the agency's inquiry into possible Russia-Trump ties.

Reuters is reporting that the FBI opened a preliminary inquiry several months ago into allegations that Trump or his associates might have had questionable dealings with Russian people or businesses, but found no evidence to warrant opening a full investigation.

The agency has not publicly discussed the probe.

Reuters said the FBI reviewed whether Trump or his associates might have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or engaged in contacts or commerce with people in Russia who are subject to U.S. or European sanctions over Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

"If you're in the business of releasing information about investigations on presidential candidates, release everything you have on Donald Trump. Release the information on his connections to the Russians," Mook told CNN.

Based on reporting by CNN and Reuters
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