More surprises: FBI releases files on Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich

More surprises: FBI releases files on Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich

Just one week from Election Day, the FBI has made a somewhat puzzling release of information related to a controversial pardon Bill Clinton made on his last day in office almost 16 years ago.

On Tuesday, the law enforcement agency released documents related to the former president’s pardon of Marc Rich, a former hedge-fund manager who had been indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion, wire fraud and racketeering.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign immediately questioned the release, which came from an FBI Twitter account that had been dormant for more than a year up until this past Sunday. The new documents come just days after FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency was reviewing new emails possibly related to the former secretary of state’s private server. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon called it an “odd” decision.

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