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President Donald latched onto a charge this morning that James Comey wanted to announce the end of the FBI's investigation into  months before she sat down for an interview. 

The president's press secretary said Thursday that the accusation made by two Republican senators, including the chairman of the Judiciary committee, proves the president was right to can the former law enforcement official.

echoed her remarks this morning, claiming in a tweet that Comey's actions were evidence of the 'rigged system' he spoke about on the campaign trail.

'Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated long before the investigation was over...and so much more. A rigged system!' tweeted.   

President Donald latched onto a charge this morning that James Comey wanted to announce the end of the FBI's investigation into months before she sat down for an interview

Trump claimed in a tweet that Comey's actions were evidence of the 'rigged system' he spoke about on the campaign trail

claimed in a tweet that Comey's actions were evidence of the 'rigged system' he spoke about on the campaign trail

The president's press secretary said Thursday that the accusation made by two Republican senators, including the chairman of the Judiciary committee, proves the president was right to can the former law enforcement official

The president's press secretary said Thursday that the accusation made by two Republican senators, including the chairman of the Judiciary committee, proves the president was right to can the former law enforcement official

Two Republican senators have written the FBI to ask why Comey attempted to draft a statement on the outcome of the case in April or May, even though Clinton had not yet spoken to investigators.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and a judiciary subcommittee chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, sent a letter to the FBI on the matter that they subsequently made public.

The lawmakers say they have copies of transcripts that were procured in the process of a probe into Comey that refer to his desire to draft a statement exonerating Clinton months before her July 2 interview with the FBI.

They're asking the FBI's current head, Christopher Wray, to turn over all documents to the Judiciary Committee pertaining to the discussion between Comey and his employees.

'I'm not sure if he is aware of that revelation, but if it is accurate as they say it is, it would certainly give cause and reason that Jim Comey was not the right person to lead the FBI,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during her daily briefing. 

Grassley and Graham say they learned of the conversations through an Office of Special Counsel (OSC) review of Comey that had been requested by Democrats.

Furious lawmakers from Clinton's political party accused Comey of violating the Hatch Act when he announced that the bureau was reopening its investigation into Clinton days before the presidential election. 

Clinton and other Democrats have blamed Comey's October surprise for the former secretary of state's surprise loss to Donald .

Two Republican senators have written the FBI to ask why Comey attempted to draft a statement on the outcome of the case in April or May, even though Clinton had not yet spoken to investigators

OSC ended its investigation into Comey when fired him this spring - but not before it began conducting interviews with the former FBI chief's underlings.

The investigative agency spoke to James Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff, and Trisha Anderson, the principal deputy general counsel of National Security and Cyberlaw, before it terminated its probe. OSC turned over highly redacted copies of its interviews with Rybicki and Anderson to Grassley and Graham at their request, the senators said.

The transcripts revealed Comey's interest in drafting a statement on the outcome

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