Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a brief press conference Friday evening in Des Moines, Iowa, on the letter to Congress by FBI Director James Comey that he was renewing the FBI’s investigation into Clinton. Clinton said she learned of the investigation after Comey had informed Congress.
Clinton made a one minute statement and then took three questions. The press conference lasted just under four minutes.
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Clinton demanded that the FBI immediately release “all the information that it has” and expressed her confidence that the new investigation would not “change the conclusion” of the initial FBI investigation that controversially cleared Clinton of criminality.
CNBC reported on Clinton’s response to reports the emails were found on devices owned by close aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.
Earlier, multiple federal officials told NBC News that the emails were discovered in a separate investigation in which the devices of Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her (now estranged) husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, were seized. But when Clinton was asked if she had spoken to Abedin, she deflected.
“You know, we’ve heard these rumors. We don’t know what to believe and I’m sure there will be even more rumors that’s why it’s incumbent upon the FBI to tell us what they’re talking about because, right now, your guess is as good as mine and I don’t think that’s good enough,” Clinton said at a brief press conference in Des Moines, Iowa.”