After the FBI announced yesterday that the investigation into the Clinton email affair would be renewed, the Democratic presidential nominee responded to the news: “The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately. I’m confident that they will not change the conclusion.”
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Clinton’s camp found it hard to swallow the news of the FBI’s announcement that it would be renewing the investigation into the Clinton email affair after the case had already been closed in the past. “The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” Clinton stated in her first response to the announcement.
“We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes,” Clinton stated during a press briefing. “Voting is already underway in our country. So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately. I’m confident that whatever they are, they will not change the conclusion reached in July (to close the case).”
Hours before Clinton issued her response, her campaign Chairman John Podesta was quick to attack the FBI’s conduct. “It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” he stated. “FBI Director Comey should immediately provide the American public more information. We have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.”
“The American people deserve to get the full facts.” Clinton Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News
According to the reports in the US, the emails in question were not found on Clinton’s private server but were rather located on electronic devices belonging to her longtime aid Huma Abedin, the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner. The couple’s electronic devices were seized during an investigation against Weiner, who is suspected of committing sexual offenses after sexting with minors.
Yesterday, in a campaign event in New Hampshire, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressed the issue to the roaring applause of the audience, hoping that the renewed investigation will help him close the gap from Clinton in the presidential race, which currently stands at 4%. “They are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America,” Trump stated. “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.”