The Clinton campaign held a press call to discuss a stunning report from CNBC that FBI Director James Comey decided not to reveal knowledge of Russian meddling in the U.S. election but was willing to send a vague letter about emails from a Clinton aide.
FBI Director James Comey’s cryptic letter about Hillary Clinton’s emails has met with widespread condemnation, including from Clinton’s harshest critics.
The story has taken a troubling turn with a new report from CNBC:
CNBC report: FBI concluded Russia is trying to undermine election but thought it was too close to election to say so https://t.co/fnfa2zL5xO
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 31, 2016
The Clinton campaign convened a press call to address the report and to express their amazement and dismay at Comey’s “jaw-dropping double standard.”
Initial polls indicate that the new wrinkle in the overhyped email story hasn’t materially affected Clinton’s standing. Still, that doesn’t make Comey’s actions any less problematic.