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DOJ pledges to review new Clinton emails 'expeditiously'

DOJ pledges to review new Clinton emails 'expeditiously'
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The Justice Department on Monday told lawmakers that it is dedicating “all necessary resources” and taking “appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible” in the review into newly uncovered emails potentially relevant to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShelby endorses Shalanda Young for OMB director should Biden pull Tanden's nomination Jennifer Palmieri: 'Ever since I was aware of politics, I wanted to be in politics' Cruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts MORE’s use of a private email server while secretary of State.

In a three-paragraph letter to Sens. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperTexas snowstorm wreaks havoc on state power grid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - Dems rest their case; verdict on Trump this weekend No signs of demand for witnesses in Trump trial MORE (D-Del.), Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyPress: The big loser: The Republican Party Senate acquits Trump in 57-43 vote Trump lawyer irked after senators laugh at him MORE (D-Vt.), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinProgressive support builds for expanding lower courts Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill What exactly are uber-woke educators teaching our kids? MORE (D-Calif.) and Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinLiberals howl after Democrats cave on witnesses Senate strikes deal, bypassing calling impeachment witnesses Senators, impeachment teams scramble to cut deal on witnesses MORE (D-Md.), Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter J. Kadzik said the department is working “closely” with the FBI.

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The letter provided no further details about the contents of the emails, who sent them or whether they are significant to the FBI’s original investigation into whether Clinton, now the Democratic presidential nominee, mishandled classified information.

Kadzik was responding to a letter sent Saturday by the four Democrats, demanding more transparency into the discovery of the emails.

“Just ten days before a presidential election, the American people deserve more disclosure without delay regarding the FBI’s most recent announcement,” the senators wrote on Saturday. “Anything less would be irresponsible and a disservice to the American people.”

FBI Director James Comey set off a firestorm on Friday when he informed lawmakers that investigators were assessing new emails that could be “pertinent” to the Clinton case, which had been considered completed in July.

Comey has faced criticism from both the left and the right for the decision to make public the bureau’s findings without providing further context.

“Your letter failed to give Congress and the American people enough context to evaluate the significance or full meaning of this development,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles GrassleyChuck GrassleyGrassley says he'll decide this fall whether to run in 2022 Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation Durbin: Garland likely to get confirmation vote next week MORE (R-Iowa) wrote in a Monday letter.

“Without additional context, your disclosure is not fair to Congress, the American people, or Secretary Clinton.”