Hillary Clinton’s October Surprise wasn’t from WikiLeaks, but from James Comey, FBI Director. The massive bombshell (that Director Comey is reopening the Clinton email investigation) dropped when there were just 11 days left to go in the 2016 presidential election. It has members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, pushing for action before Election Day gets any closer.
The House Oversight Committee Chair, Jason Chaffetz, is considering holding a hearing to ask James Comey about the discovery of evidence which prompted him to re-open the Hillary Clinton email investigation, as per Western Journalism. The FBI reportedly found “thousands” of classified emails in an unrelated investigation. Rumor has it that the source was a laptop shared by Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin, and her now estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.
Hearing @jasoninthehouse & House Oversight Cmte are discussing holding a last-min hearing bringing in FBI DIr. Comey next Fri pre-election.
— (((Cameron Joseph))) (@cam_joseph) October 28, 2016
“FBI Dir just informed me, ‘The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.’ Case reopened.” Chaffatz tweeted as the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s private email server spread.
The shocking letter sent to Congress about the Hillary investigation sparked many Never-Trump Republicans and GOP lawmakers who retracted their endorsements of Donald Trump, after the Billy Bush audio tape surfaced, to change their minds. The party has staunchly unified around its nominee, finally, working as one to defeat Clinton.
“I will not defend or endorse @realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him. HRC is that bad. HRC is bad for the USA.” Chaffatz tweeted. The Utah Congressman was among the first high-profile Republicans to back away from Trump after the old audio tape went viral.
Congress is on its normal “pre-election recess.” However, being off-duty hasn’t stopped Republicans from pushing for more information about this crucial matter. It also hasn’t stopped Democrats from lambasting the FBI, and Director Comey in particular, for sending a letter to Congress and re-opening the case.
The Republican Senator from Wisconsin, Ron Johnson, chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Johnson is reportedly entertaining the possibility of a pre-election hearing or briefing on the matter.
“There are important questions about the nature and source of these new emails, when and how the FBI learned of them, what investigative steps the FBI is taking to obtain these emails, and the role of the Justice Department in the process,” Johnson said.
The Wisconsin Senator is concerned about a breach in national security that was potential caused by the email practices of Hillary Clinton. Johnson went on to say if the FBI determines any classified information found on the Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner laptop has been “put at a rick of exposure to our enemies” that it is “vital” for the intelligence community to take steps to mitigate any possible damage to our national security.
Senator Diane Feinstein is one of the most vocal Democrats speaking out about the James Comey letter to Congress. “Director Comey’s announcement played right into the political campaign of Donald Trump,” Feinstein said.
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