Sen. Tom Cotton said today that James Comey, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director, should work to make sure the findings of a new inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails are announced to the public before election day.
Comey wrote in a letter to lawmakers today that the FBI learned from an unrelated case of the existence of “emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
Cotton said in a statement about Comey’s letter:
I applaud the work of the FBI investigators in their pursuit of justice, and I’m glad Director Comey is allowing the truth to lead this investigation. I’m sure the Director did not take this decision lightly. I urge the Director to take all appropriate steps to protect classified material and conduct a speedy review of these new materials so that any conclusions or consequences can be made public before the November 8 election. The American people deserve that clarity before they make their choice of who will serve as our next Commander-in-Chief.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the new emails in question came from electronic devices owned by former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Weiner is under investigation by the FBI due to his electronic “conversations” with underage women.
Weiner is the former husband of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton advisor. Abedin filed for divorce after some of Weiner’s “conversations” with underage women were made public.
It will be interesting to see if Comey takes Cotton’s advice and releases the findings from this investigation before election day on November 8.
A spokeswoman for Sen. John Boozman didn’t respond to a request for comment.