Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lashed out at FBI Director James Comey during a campaign stop in Florida Saturday, telling a large crowd in Daytona Beach that Comey’s decision to write Congress a letter about new developments in the bureau’s case against her is “deeply troubling.”
Comey on Friday decided to write members of Congress a letter — to the objection of Attorney General Loretta Lynch — informing them that the bureau had discovered potential new evidence against Clinton related to their criminal probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
“Some of you may have heard about a letter written by the FBI director,” Clinton said. “You probably have a few questions about it. It is pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election.”
“In fact, it’s not just strange, it’s unprecedented and deeply troubling,” she added.
Clinton also repeated her campaign’s rhetoric regarding the issue, namely that voters “deserve to get the full and complete facts” while calling on Comey to “explain everything right away.”
Still, Clinton attempted to get voters to turn their focus away from the unfavorable developments against her. She told voters in Florida that the last 10 days of the election cannot be about “distraction.” Instead, she urged supporters to look beyond her email scandal.
“We can’t let the last ten days be about distraction,” Clinton said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “It’s about what kind of country we want for ourselves and our grandchildren, and who will help take us there as your president.”
Watch Clinton’s comments below:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 29, 2016
(H/T: The Daily Beast)