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    Trump Cites ‘Rigged System’ in Response to FBI Findings in Clinton Case

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    The FBI failed to recommend charges be filed against Hillary Clinton over her private server and email account because the criminal justice system in the United States is fixed, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey announced he will recommend the Justice Department not file charges against Clinton, but added that Clinton and her aides were extremely careless about how they handled sensitive government information.

    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said she will accept the recommendation of both the FBI and career prosecutors in the Justice Department.

    "[B]ecause of our rigged system that holds the American people to one standard and people like Hillary Clinton to another, it does not look like she will be facing the criminal charges that she deserves," Trump stated on Tuesday.

    Moreover, Trump said the FBI Director James Comey laid out a detailed case of how Clinton put the safety of the American people at risk, because she stored highly classified information on her private server.

    Trump added that Clinton’s lawyers wiped the servers to hide corrupt dealings saying, "She used the State Department for her personal gain, trading favors for cash, and tried to conceal the records."

    He noted the normal punishment in this case would have been losing the authority to handle classified information, which disqualifies Clinton from being US president.

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