The FBI asked the Justice Department earlier this year to investigate the Clinton Foundation, but the department declined, according to a report on CNN.com.
The FBI request is mentioned about 20 paragraphs into the CNN report on recently released emails from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was reported on by The Daily Caller.
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According to CNN, the Justice Department's public integrity unit turned down the FBI's request because it had looked at opening a case on the foundation a year earlier but had not found enough evidence to proceed.
A batch of previously unreleased Clinton emails were made public Tuesday by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. They raised questions about ties between Clinton's State Department and the...