After a 6-hour communications delay that was blamed on a lack of WiFi aboard her campaign jet, Hillary Clinton addressed the letter FBI Director James Comey sent to the Chairmen of the Senate Oversight Committee in which he reveals that the FBI has found new emails that might be pertinent to their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
When asked by one reporter whether or not she’s concerned that the new emails will reveal she sent or received classified information, Hillary Clinton said, “We don’t know the facts, which is why we are calling on the FBI to release all of the information that it has. Even Director Comey noted that this new information may not be significant, so let’s get it out!”
It is highly unlikely that these newly discovered emails will be released anytime before the election. Hillary Clinton, the FBI, Congress, and anyone else following the investigation and hearings over Hillary Clinton’s private server understands this. It would be impossible to review and release thousands of potentially-classified emails in less than two weeks.
Hillary Clinton is either pulling a big bluff, or readying a big distraction.
Watch her full response below.
Transcript of Hillary Clinton’s 01:02 press statement
Great. Good afternoon.
I’d like to say a few words and then take your questions. I have now seen Director Comey’s letter to Congress.
We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes. Voting is already under way 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’s imperative that the Bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay. So I look forward to moving forward to focus on the important challenges facing the American people, winning on November 8th, and working with all Americans to build a better country for our future.