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WikiLeaks Emails: Clinton Camp Spoke With Justice Dept. During Email Lawsuit

The email renews allegations from Republicans that the Department of Justice investigation was inappropriate and unusually cozy with Clinton

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    In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking to more than 3,000 Service Employees International Union members at the union's 2016 international convention in Detroit.

    Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon was in touch with the Department of Justice during litigation involving Clinton emails to be released to the public, according to emails released by WikiLeaks purportedly from her campaign chairman John Podesta's Gmail account.

    "DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning," Fallon emailed a group of staffers in May 2015, NBC News reported.

    It is unclear how much contact Fallon had with Justice Department officials. The hearing he refers to was a public court hearing, the details of which are publicly available through the court.

    The email, released Tuesday, renews allegations from Republicans that the Department of Justice investigation was inappropriate and unusually cozy with the subject of the investigation: Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state.

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    Clinton's opponent, Republican Donald Trump, retweeted a copy of the email on Tuesday.