NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump’s campaign is seizing on newly released FBI records as evidence of collusion within the Obama administration to protect Hillary Clinton.
The records released Monday show that a senior State Department official asked for the FBI’s help last year to change the classification level of an email from Clinton’s private server. In a proposed bargain, State would have allowed the FBI to deploy more agents in foreign countries.
The FBI ultimately rejected the request.
Trump adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said in a statement that the documents “provide undeniable proof” that Clinton colluded with the FBI, Justice Department and State Department “to cover up criminal activity at the highest levels.”
He said Clinton “has recklessly put our national security at extreme risk.”