Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes Top Dems demand answers from Trump over legality of Syria strikes New York seeks authority to prosecute despite presidential pardons MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that FBI Director James Comey's email to lawmakers regarding the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care GOP chairmen say they have deal with Justice on documents MORE email server investigation was "a terrible error in judgment."

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"I think this was a terrible error in judgment by the director, to release this kind of ambiguous letter. These may be pertinent; they may be significant; they may not be significant. They may not be pertinent," Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC's "This Week."

On Friday, Comey sent a letter to Congress alerting lawmakers to the fact that the FBI discovered emails that may be relevant to the Democratic presidential nominee's server investigation.

It was later reported that the separate investigation was into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner is the husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

"That kind of an ambiguity bomb this close to an election was a terrible lapse in judgment," Schiff added.