The Democratic presidential nominee responded again to FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the investigation into the email controversy revolving around her this evening, claiming that the FBI has “no case” against her and that she is sure that investigators will reach the same conclusion they did last time.
“There is no case here.” Clinton Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton responded again this evening (Monday) to the FBI’s decision to reopen the investigation into the email controversy revolving around her. “There is no case here,” Clinton stated during a campaign event in Ohio. “I am sure they will reach the same conclusion as when they looked at my emails for the last year.
In a press briefing held this evening (Monday), White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest clarified that U.S. President Barack Obama believes FBI Director James Comey to be a “man of integrity.” According to Earnest, Obama believes that Comey was not trying to influence the U.S. elections in his decision to announce the renewal of the Clinton email investigation. The White House Press Secretary added that Obama continues to have total faith in Clinton, only eight days before the U.S. elections.
Stands by his appointment. Obama Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
“I’ll neither criticize nor defend Director Comey’s decisions about what to make public in the context of this investigation,” Earnest stated during the press briefing. “That’s because I do not have independent knowledge of the decisions that are made to release this information.” The Press Secretary stressed that the White House has no information about what is in the emails in questions or the factors that were taken into account in the FBI’s decision.
As reported earlier today on JOL News, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid spoke out against the FBI’s decision to reopen the Clinton emails investigation, accusing the FBI of double standards. According to Reid, the FBI possessed “explosive information” about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia but as opposed to the information regarding Clinton refuses to go public with it.
James Comey Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News
“The double standard established by your actions is clear,” Reid wrote in a letter addressed to Comey. “In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.” Reid called for Comey to release the information about Trump, claiming that the public has the right to know about the ties between Trump and Moscow.