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Yes, FBI director James Comey was unceremoniously fired by Donald Trump after beginning an investigation into his associations with Russia, but let’s not forget that he’s part of the reason why Trump was elected in the first place. Now it looks like his persistent investigation into Hillary Clinton was even more bogus than we thought.

CNN reports that key information from the investigation into Clinton was actually false information created by Russian intelligence—and he knew it all along. Comey subjected Clinton to hours of questioning before deciding that while she’d been “extremely careless” with her emails, there would be no criminal charges filed against her. According to sources who spoke with CNN, Comey dropped the matter abruptly because he feared the lack of veracity to key parts of his case would be revealed, undermining it completely:

The Russian intelligence at issue purported to show that then-Attorney General Lynch had been compromised in the Clinton investigation. The intelligence described emails between then-Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a political operative suggesting that Lynch would make the FBI investigation of Clinton go away.

The sources also told them that Comey “felt that it didn’t matter if the information was accurate,” but did worry that if the information dropped the following investigation would expose sources and intelligence gathering methods.

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Another reason the investigation was ultimately dropped is that Bill Clinton was on the same plane as Attorney General Loretta Lynch and spoke with him as it was taking place, compromising the entire process. It’s almost like the whole thing was completely pointless and destructive.