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Trump camp: Report that Clinton ally helped FBI official’s wife ‘deeply disturbing’

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Donald Trump’s campaign called a political donation from Hillary Clinton ally Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to an FBI official’s wife “deeply disturbing,” an aide said in a statement Monday.

{mosads}“Last night’s revelation that close Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe authorized $675,000 to the wife of a top official at the FBI, who conveniently was promoted to deputy director, and helped oversee the investigation into Clinton’s secret server is deeply disturbing and calls into question the entire investigation,” senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in a statement. 

“The fact that this was allowed to occur shows either outright negligent behavior by the FBI or a level of corruption that is beyond belief. The FBI needs to fully address these issues as soon as possible.”

The report, published Sunday in The Wall Street Journal, said the Virginia governor’s political action committee gave nearly $500,000 to the 2015 Senate campaign of Jill McCabe.
Jill McCabe is married to Andrew McCabe, who now serves as the deputy director of the FBI.
Andrew McCabe later helped to oversee the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State, according to the publication.
The report also says the Virginia Democratic Party raised $207,788 for Jill McCabe’s campaign through mailers.
McCabe lost the election to Republican Dick Black.
“[McAuliffe] supported Jill McCabe because he believed she would be a good state senator. This is a customary practice for Virginia governors,” a spokesman for the governor told The Wall Street Journal. 
“Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous.”
The Republican nominee tweeted about the report late Sunday night.
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