The US Senate’s top democrat blasted FBI Chief James Comey for announcing a new review of Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the presidential election, an action he says “may have broken the law.”
Allegations Clinton put the United States at risk by using a private email server while secretary of state were thrust back into the spotlight when Comey revealed a renewed FBI probe into the matter based on a previously unknown trove of emails.
Clinton has demanded the FBI director explain in detail why he had effectively reopened an inquiry declared complete in July, branding Comey’s move “deeply troubling” so close to election day.
According to us media, the probe was renewed after agents seized a laptop used by Clinton’s close aide, Huma Abedin, and her now estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.
Both Clinton and her republican rival Donald Trump have piled pressure on Comey to put his cards on the table and end speculation about the investigation before America goes to the polls on November 8.