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Pence calls for information about new Clinton emails

GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence urged the FBI to release more information about the newly discovered emails relating to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. 

In an interview on MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews, Pence said the American people have a right to know what was uncovered with less than two weeks to go until the election.

"Obviously it's a very serious matter, but both Donald Trump and I commend the FBI for their transparency and their willingness to move forward now that they've come across new pertinent information," he said. "We're really calling on the FBI to make this information public." 

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that new emails had been uncovered during the course of a separate case that may relate to Clinton's server. He said the fBI would take "investigative steps" to determine if the messages are pertinent to the Clinton case and whether any contain confidential information.

Pence said getting information out there is key amid the "avalanche" of news surrounding Clinton's emails. 

"I truly do believe, as Abe Lincoln said, 'Give the people the facts, and the republic will be saved.' "So we're calling on the FBI to make this information available to the American people," he said. 

"The machinery of the justice system will work in its own time, but the American people have a right to know what this new information is and they can make their own judgment." 

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