Ex-DOJ spokesman rips Comey's treatment of Clinton
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A former Justice Department official on Friday tore into FBI director James Comey, saying his letter to Congress about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' No Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way MORE’s email server was his “worst abuse yet.”
Matthew Miller, who previously ran the Justice Department's public affairs office, called Comey's Friday letter an "inappropriate public disclosure.”
Comey informed lawmakers earlier in the day that his agency had found new emails relating to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, but provided no further information.
“Today's disclosure might be worst abuse yet. DOJ goes out of its way to avoid publicly discussing investigations close to election," Miller wrote in a tweetstorm.
The Clinton campaign has called on the FBI to release full details to the public regarding the investigation. The news that Clinton's case was under new review comes fewer than two weeks from election day.
"This might be totally benign & not even involve Clinton. But no way for press or voters to know that. Easy for opponent to make hay over," Miller said.
In July, Comey announced that the FBI had completed its investigation into Clinton's private server, and that it would not be recommending charges be brought against the former Secretary of State.
The New York Times reported Friday that the emails now under review were discovered during a separate investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is married to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
"Which takes us back to the original rule: you don't comment on ongoing investigations. Then multiply that times ten close to an election," said Miller.
"For whatever reason (& there are many theories), Comey continues to ignore that. But only for Clinton," he said.