Hillary Clinton’s team has slammed FBI Director James Comey for what it has labelled a “very clear and extremely troubling double standard” over the latest inquiry into her email use.
Comey subsequently released new and “pertinent” details of an investigation into Clinton’s private server.
There have been reports the Democrats were targeted by Russian hackers intent on swaying next week’s election in favour of Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
Comey is alleged to have advised against publically accusing Russia of interference until after the ballot. His concern, several weeks ago, was reportedly due to the proximity of the vote.
But, top federal law enforcement officials from both Democratic and Republican camps are in unison on this one, they have fiercely condemned Comey’s actions, saying he has caused an unnecessary political muddle.
Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook called on the Bureau director to “immediately explain this incongruence.” He went on to accuse Comey of releasing inconclusive information about the Democratic candidate and said he ought to do the same for her Republican rival.