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JOHNSON: That’s true. And that’s been the case about this investigation even before this massive 500 page report came out. Democrats are still very upset about former FBI Director Jim Comey talking too much about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Clinton says it may have cost her the race. And Republicans are really unhappy with the special counsel, the current special counsel, investigating Russian interference in the election. And they’re using these allegations to try to damage the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.

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