Hoyer: FBI Announced New Investigation Because Of Trump's 'Rigged Election' Claims

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House Democratic Whip Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) reacted to FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that he is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. He said Comey is acting in "an abundance of caution" because "he is worried that if he didn’t release the fact that he’s looking at it, now, that when the election is over and Hillary Clinton wins, the Republicans would accuse him of hiding evidence for political purposes."


REP. STENY HOYER: The atmosphere that has been created by Donald Trump of rigging the election is so vitriolic, so negative, so dangerous, that I think what Comey has done is there apparently is some information -- there may be a related email from an unrelated case, which is what I understand the statement said. That in an abundance of caution, knowing full well that whatever he does will be second-guessed -- because he says there's no reason to believe, necessarily, that Hillary Clinton wass involved in this at this point in time, but it has some relationship to emails. I think he is worried that if he didn't release the fact that he's looking at it now, that when the election is over and Hillary Clinton wins, the Republicans would accuse him of hiding evidence for political purposes. So in my opinion, in abundance of caution, he's just said, "Look, I'm looking at this, I don't know what it is. I don't know whether it relates to any of the questions that were raised in our previous investigation. But I want you to know that I am looking at this."

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