DNC head blasts FBI director over Clinton email case
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Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is joining other Democrats in criticizing the director of the FBI for his vague letter to Congress about reviewing a new batch of emails as part of its investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump in Florida, tied in Arizona and Texas: poll We haven't seen how low it can go There's a big blue wave coming MORE's private server. 


“FBI Director [James] Comey unequivocally cleared Hillary Clinton of any intentional wrongdoing three months ago, and said that no reasonable prosecutor would pursue the case in question further,” Brazile said in a statement. 

“Now, 11 days away from the election, he released a vague letter that immediately led to rampant speculation in the news media. This would be an irresponsible action at any time and, unsurprisingly, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE and Republicans are rushing to politicize this episode without any of the facts."

Comey’s letter said that the FBI is reviewing pertinent emails found in an unrelated investigation but did not elaborate beyond that. 

A number of Democrats, including Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGraham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe Data shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs Bottom line MORE (Calif.) and Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta called on Comey to come forward with more information.

“The FBI has a solemn obligation to remain neutral in political matters – even the faintest appearance of using the agency’s power to influence our election is deeply troubling,” Brazile said. 

“At the very least, Director Comey must immediately address the serious outstanding questions over what, precisely his letter means, and what action or actions his agency plans to take.”