Podesta: Comey's 'bewildering' letter about Clinton emails 'unfair to voters'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTester will endorse a 2020 candidate 'in the next week' Democratic candidates should counter Trump's foreign policy 2020 Democrats jockey over surging college costs MORE's campaign chairman, John Podesta, is calling FBI director James Comey's letter to lawmakers about the Democratic nominee's emails "bewildering" and "unfair to voters."


"This is all a bit confusing, and much of the reporting has been misleading or downright inaccurate, so I want to take a minute to walk through this. Bear with me!" Podesta wrote in a Medium post published Saturday.

Podesta said that Comey had concluded a year-long investigation into Clinton's use of a private server while she served as secretary of State by "deciding not to go forward with any case about Hillary's emails."

On Friday, Comey told lawmakers that the agency found new emails "pertinent" to its investigation into Clinton's private server. The emails were reportedly discovered during a separate investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over an alleged online relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Podesta wrote that it has since surfaced that the emails discovered might not have been sent by or to the Democratic nominee and that they may be duplicates of what was already in the FBI's possession.

"But by being vague and obfuscating, Comey opened the door to conspiracy theories, Republican attacks against Hillary, and a surge of fundraising for Trump and his team. So this bears repeating: There is no evidence of wrongdoing, no charge of wrongdoing, and no indication that any of this even involves Hillary," Podesta wrote.

"Voters deserve answers."

Podesta said Comey needs to "come clean with the American people about what he found and answer all the questions about why he took this unprecedented step less than weeks before the election."

The news changes nothing for voters or the campaign, he added.

Podesta went on to rail against Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats claim victory as Trump gets battered in court Juan Williams: Anti-abortion extremism is on the rise Trump feels squeeze in tax return fight MORE, saying the Republican presidential nominee spent the year "trying to bully his way to the presidency."

"Trump’s always shown a complete disregard for the truth. In spite of there being no new information, he’s already raising money off the bizarre letter (he literally sent a text message asking for money within an hour of the story breaking!) and he’s more fired up than ever on the trail today," Podesta wrote.

"These are the actions of a desperate man. Trump knows he can’t win on his character, temperament, or his policies. He’s behind, so he’ll cling to whatever he can." 

"There are ten days to go," Podesta wrote. "Let’s buckle down, stay focused, and win this."