Obama slams FBI’s hint at new Clinton email probe near Election Day

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US President Barack Obama has slammed the nation’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over announcing a new probe of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server so close to the Election Day.

“When you are investigating a case then unless you have unearthed something, you need to just do your job,” Obama said in an interview with Al Sharpton aired Friday night local time on MSNBC’s “All in With Chris Hayes.” 

“If there are things that you think are worth presenting, then you present them to a prosecutor,” Obama noted. “The prosecutor then makes a judgment. The prosecutor can make a decision either to file a charge or not to file a charge.” 

“But we give enormous power to our law enforcement officials to keep us safe, to do a great job, to protect us,” he emphasized. “But we also put these norms and rules in place, some of them written, some of them unwritten, to make sure that any of us are not…

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