Time: 9:53 p.m. CEST Update:10:15 p.m. CEST Update: Oct.29 11:42 a.m. CEST
Hours after the public learned about the letter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director, James Comey he sent to the Congress, Hillary Clinton spoke at the news conference and called FBI to “release all the information that it has.” Clinton said, they saw the letter in the time when others saw it, and confirmed no one contacted them prior to the release of the letter. Clinton said they do not know the facts, as she spoke in Des Moines in Iowa.
“I have now seen director Comey’s letter to Congress,” Clinton said to the reporters, adding that, “we are 11 days out of perhaps the most important national elections of our life times.” Clinton pointed out the voting is under way in our country and that, “American people deserve to get full and completely facts, immediately.”
“The director, himself, had said, he does not know, whether the email referenced in his letter are significant or not,” Clinton said. The Democratic presidential candidate said she is confident, “whatever they are, would not change the conclusion reached in July.”
“Therefore it is imperative, the Bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay,” Clinton stressed to the reporters.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey with a letter informed the Congress on Friday, the FBI reopened the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private emails.
FBI discovered new set of emails after seizure of the electronic devices belonging to longstanding Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, whom Abedin is separating. As the New York Times reports, the FBI told Congress that it had uncovered new emails into whether Clinton and her aides “mishandled classified information.”
As the FBI director writes to the legislators, emails had surfaced in an unrelated case and “appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” In a letter, Comey says the agency is working to “determine if they contain classified information.” Comey did not specify the time agency would need to check the emails.
CNN publishes that after earlier recommendation of the FBI to the Department of Justice not to press charges against former secretary of state, Comey addressed the eight congressional committee chairmen and said, the “recent developments” urged him to “looking into it again.”
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that seem pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote the chairmen. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
Trump seized on the FBI action on Friday at a rally in New Hampshire. To cheers of “lock her up” from his supporters, Mr. Trump said: “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office,” the Times reported.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to the development. As Clinton arrived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she waved at the press gathered on the tarmac but ignored shouted questions, the Times says. Presidential elections are on November 8, with 11 days before the final voting and early voting process, which started in several states.
The campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee responded with a letter of Hillary for America Chair, John Podesta, who released the statement in which he says, that the FBI Director Comey “should immediately give the American public more information than it is contained in the letter he sent to the eight Republican Committee Chairmen.” Podesta requests of Comey to offer full details of “what he is now examining.”
The Washington Post explained that Abedin, “who has worked for Clinton since the 1990s, is vice-chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign. She exchanged thousands of emails with Clinton while serving as her deputy chief of staff at the State Department. She, like Clinton, used an email address routed through the private server. She announced in August that she was separating from Weiner following a report in the New York Post about a Weiner sexting incident.”