Hillary Clinton’s Response To The FBI Flat-Out Ignores Anthony Weiner
Hours after the FBI announced it was re-opening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email, the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign responded with an official statement. Campaign chair John Podestsa released a formal statement, calling upon FBI Director James Comey to "immediately provide" more details regarding why "we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election." It is noteworthy that Podesta's statement makes no mention of the fact that the emails were uncovered not from Clinton's controversial private server but from when the FBI seized the electronic devices of one of Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, and her husband, Anthony Weiner, as reported by the New York Times.
You can read Podesta's statement in full:
Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it was not even a close call. In the months since, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have been baselessly second-guessing the FBI and, in both public and private, browbeating the career officials there to revisit their conclusion in a desperate attempt to harm Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
FBI Director Comey should immediately provide the American public more information than is contained in the letter he sent to eight Republican committee chairmen. Already, we have seen characterizations that the FBI is 'reopening' an investigation but Comey's words do not match that characterization. Director Comey's letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.
It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election.
The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July.
It had already been reported that Weiner was being investigated by the FBI because of messages he exchanged with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, which the DailyMail.com reported in September as sexual in nature. Weiner denied the specific claims, but also apologized for his behavior.