Clinton asks on FBI to ‘immediately’ release information on renewed email probe.
Hillary Clinton implored the FBI on Friday evening to release information on its review of newly discovered documents “pertinent” to the inquiry into her use of a private email server.
“The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” Clinton told reporters before taking questions.
First in the day, FBI Director James Comey sent a vague letter to congressional leaders notifying them that the Bureau was again actively investigating Clinton’s use of a private server after discovering new documents “pertinent to the investigation.”
Clinton said she heard the news from media reports and had not “been reached by anybody” from the FBI.
The Democratic nominee attached that she was “confident” the latest emails would not change the results of the FBI’s primary summing-up. The bureau refused to approve charges against her in July, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the case was ended.
The new emails were told to have covered during a federal investigation into former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged spouse of top aide Huma Abedin.
Clinton announced she was not sure whether such reports were real.
“We’ve heard these rumors,” she said. “We don’t know what to believe.”
After the summing-up of the news conference, a journalist asked Clinton if she was “worried” the news could “sink” her operations.
The former secretary of state replied with laughter, according to a reporter at the view.
The FBI’s statement on Friday threw a wrench into an already bitter presidential campaign with just 11 days before Election Day, coming as Clinton held leads over her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, in national polls and surveys in key battleground states.