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Kaine hits at "unprecedented" FBI letter

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 01:00

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine calls out the FBI for what he called the ''unprecedented'' letter to Congress on running mate Hillary Clinton's emails. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine condemned FBI Director James Comey on Monday (October 31) for revealing the bureau's probe of newly found emails related to running mate Hillary Clinton's use of a private server, and demanded he quickly release details about the discovery. "They're not supposed to talk about an ongoing investigation and they're also not generally supposed to put out politically sensitive stuff right before an election," the junior senator from Virginia said at a rally in North Carolina. Sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday that Comey likely has limited information about what is in the emails because the FBI lacks legal authority to examine their content thoroughly. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook blasted Comey for sending a letter notifying Congress of the email review before he even knew whether they were significant or relevant. Comey's letter, sent over the objections of Justice Department officials, plunged the final days of the White House race between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump into turmoil with Trump focussing on the issue as proof for his argument that Clinton is corrupt and untrustworthy. Comey, who announced in July that the FBI's long investigation of Clinton's emails during her time as secretary of state was ending without any charges, said in his letter the agency would review the newly surfaced emails to determine their relevance to the investigation of her handling of classified information.

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Kaine hits at "unprecedented" FBI letter

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 01:00