Clinton challenges FBI over private emails

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By Tiamiyu Prudence Arobani – Washington DC

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on the FBI to release the complete information about its newly discovered emails of her private server when she was Secretary of State.

Clinton said during a brief news conference that the American people deserved to have full and complete information about the bureau’s latest review of the emails.

“We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes.

“Voting is already underway in our country. So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately.

“The director himself has said he doesn’t know whether the emails referenced in his letter are significant or not.

“I’m confident whatever they are, will not change the conclusion reached in July.

“Therefore it is imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question whatever it is without any delay.”

Clinton said that she had not been contacted by anyone about the new investigation and was unaware what, if any, new evidence had been found.

“Right now, your guess is as good as mine, and I don’t think that’s good enough,” Clinton said.

She said it was unclear if the email investigation was linked to the criminal probe into the sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner, who recently separated from Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin.

“We’ve heard these rumours, and we don’t know what to believe.

“We don’t know the facts, which is why we’re calling on the FBI to release all the information it has,” she said.

She expressed reservation about FBI’s “sending out this kind of letter that is only going originally to Republican members of the house”.

According to her, the bureau “need to share whatever facts they claim to have with the American people and that’s what I expect to happen”.

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Friday the bureau is reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s personal serve.

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