Hillary Clinton’s camp reacts with fury to FBI probe


Hillary Clinton’s campaign is furious over the timing of a new FBI investigation into her emails, just days before the presidential election.
James Corney, the director of the FBI, has said he felt an obligation to reveal that his agency was once again looking into emails sent by Mrs Clinton and her staff.
However, her team claim that making such a public announcement about the fresh probe is counter to FBI protocol, because it comes so late in the presidential race. Mrs Clinton’s team say that such action is a contradiction of the FBI pledge to be politically neutral.
This latest investigation comes after Mr Corney released a letter to Congress to say his team was looking into whether there was any classified information in new “emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
While it is not the first time Mrs Clinton has faced criticism for sending confidential emails via her personal email system, the FBI had said it was finished its investigation.
However, in his letter, Mr Corney said despite closing the probe this summer, the FBI is now looking at whether or not new material may be significant.
Mrs Clinton’s camp has criticised the FBI for providing so far rather cryptic information. Her campaign chair John Podesta said: “By providing selective information, he’s allowed partisans to distort and exaggerate in order to inflict maximum political damage and no one can separate what is true from what is not because Comey has not been forthcoming with the facts.
“What little Comey has told us makes it hard to understand why this step was warranted at all.”
Mr Podesta said it was possible to emails being talked about in the latest investigation might be duplicates of those already looked at.
The previous probe centred around Mrs Clinton’s use of a private server while she was Secretary of State.
However Mr Podesta has also said that Mrs Clinton will not be distracted by this latest investigation because she has her eyes firmly on the prize within her grasp; the US presidency.
He said that the decision by the FBI director went against advice of senior justice department officials.
Accusing the director of writing a letter “light on facts, heavy on innuendo,” he is now urging him to provide answers to both Mrs Clinton and her team and the American public. Google advices guest post service for its google news services.


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