Former federal attorney: FBI email review a 'convoluted mess'
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Former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico David Iglesias said Sunday that the FBI's probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAs Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Harris rips Gabbard over Fox appearances during Obama years Steyer, Gabbard and Yang shut out of early minutes of Democratic debate MORE's private email server is "the most convoluted mess" he has seen in recent U.S. history.

Iglesias spoke to radio host John Catsimatidis about the letter FBI Director James Comey sent to lawmakers Friday, alerting them that the agency found new emails "pertinent" to its investigation into Clinton's private server from her time as secretary of State.
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“When he held his press conference a couple of months ago, I was really surprised he would do that because the FBI almost never does press conferences," Iglesias said.
 
"And when he said no reasonable prosecutor should prosecute this case, that was unprecedented. I'm not aware of any other FBI director that's ever said that because that's not the call of the FBI, it's the Justice Department's," he said.
 
The New York Times reported that the new emails were discovered during a separate investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over an alleged online relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
 
Weiner is the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and the emails purportedly belong to her.
 
"The is the most convoluted mess that I can think of in recent U.S. history," Iglesias said Sunday.
 
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has called on the FBI to release more details about its review for voters.
 
On Saturday, the New Yorker reported that Attorney General Loretta Lynch urged the FBI not to send the letter to Congress.
 
Iglesias advocated for the separation of law enforcement and politics.
 
"The FBI's got to go back to the policy of not commenting and any public statement has got to come from the Justice Department," he said.