WASHINGTON ― Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine called on FBI Director James Comey to publicly clarify whether anyone at the FBI has read the new batch of Hillary Clinton-related emails that appeared in a separate investigation of former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Comey sent a letter to Congress on Friday announcing the discovery of emails that were potentially relevant to the probe of Clinton’s private email server. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Kaine called that letter an “unprecedented move” that was in violation of two protocols ― those two protocols being the disclosure of information from an ongoing investigation and the public pronouncement about a potential investigation into a candidate immediately prior to an election.
“If he hasn’t seen the emails, they need to make that plain and release the circumstances of those once they have done the analysis,” Kaine said. “That’s what Hillary said immediately when she spoke to the press on Friday. She said you can’t break both protocols and leave it up in the air with a question mark. You owe people the complete information.”