Reid: ‘Time to move on' from Clinton email scandal
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"It's over. It's time to move on," Reid said. "Republican attempts to continue their political hit job are just that: They're political." 
 
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Reid's remarks are the first time he's weighed in on the Clinton email scandal since FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday morning that he would recommend no charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of State. 
 
 
Reid said GOP attempts to dig into the FBI investigation were "wastefulness” and tied their strategy to their presumptive presidential nominee, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE
 
"Republicans are in such desperate shape. Because of Trump, they would seize upon anything," he told reporters. 
 
Some Senate Republicans have also questioned Comey's integrity over the decision, which came after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump endorses Glenn Youngkin in Virginia governors race Never underestimate Joe Biden Joe Biden demonstrates public health approach will solve America's ills MORE last week. 
 
Lynch has said they didn't discuss the investigation, and Comey on Tuesday stressed the independence of his probe. 
 
Reid reiterated his support for Comey, saying, "He's been a fair, impartial director of the FBI."