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FBI Chief Under Fire Again With Justice Department Probe

  • Pre-election decision to reopen Clinton probe to be examined
  • Comey’s pronouncements angered Trump and Clinton in turn
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New questions were raised Thursday about whether FBI Director James Comey will be able to keep his job after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog opened an investigation into his handling of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server.

The investigation by the department’s inspector general will examine whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow appropriate procedures and improperly released information about the Clinton probe -- renewing scrutiny of one of the most contested developments of the 2016 election campaign.