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: Probably '10 to 15 percent' of Americans 'are just not very good people' Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions Mark Cuban says he's decided not to run for president MORE's private server. 

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“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 TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters 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 FeinsteinGOP chairmen stake out turf in Obama-era probes Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Democrats aim to amend Graham subpoena to include Trump allies 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.”