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REVEALED: Forged Documents Being Used To Sink Clinton Campaign

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REVEALED: Forged Documents Being Used To Sink Clinton Campaign

The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies have revealed that they are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what U.S. officials believe has been an attempt by Russia to disrupt the presidential election, several news outlets reported.

According to people with knowledge of the matter, FBI investigators have asked Democratic Party officials to provide copies of other suspected faked documents that have been circulating along with emails and other legitimate documents taken in the hack.

Sources who had knowledge of that discussion said that U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has referred one of the documents to the FBI for investigation on the grounds that his name and stationery were forged to appear authentic.

In the letter identified as fake, Carper is quoted as writing to Clinton, “We will not let you lose this election.” A spokesman for the FBI confirmed the agency was “in receipt of the alleged fake letter” related to the election but declined further comment.

In addition to the Carper letter, the FBI was also examining other fake documents that recently surfaced, according to Reuters.

Huffington Post reports, the FBI has also reviewed a seven-page electronic document that carries the logos of Democratic pollster Joel Benenson’s firm, the Benenson Strategy Group, and the Clinton Foundation, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The document, identified as a fake by the Clinton campaign, claims poll ratings had plunged for Clinton and called for “severe strategy changes for November” that could include “staged civil unrest” and “radiological attack” with dirty bombs to disrupt the vote.

And like the Carper letter, it was not immediately clear where the fraudulent document had originated or how it had begun to circulate.

According to the report, former Trump aide and Republican operative Roger Stone, linked on October 20 to a copy of the document on Twitter with the tag, “If this is real: OMG!!”

The extraordinary developments highlight the unusually prominent role U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have played in a contentious election and an ongoing debate about how public they can or should be about their inquiries.

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FBI Director James Comey. | C-SPAN Screenshot

FBI Director James Comey touched off an outcry from Democrats last week when he alerted Congress that agents had found other emails that could be linked to an inquiry into Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State, effectively re-opening an investigation he had closed in July.

Since then a series of leaks linked to Trump campaign’s connection to Russia and several FBI rogue agents hostile to Hillary Clinton have threatened to wreck the presidential election.

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