Comey letter receives surprise criticism from GOP

FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell letter to congressional leaders informing them of newly discovered emails that might be “pertinent” to the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is being criticized by a broad spectrum of politicians on Capitol Hill — including several top Republicans. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a four-page letter to Comey on Monday asking for more details on the emails — saying the director’s “difficult decision” to disclose the discovery of the emails so close to Election Day requires more context for voters. “Without additional context, your disclosure is not fair to Congress, the American people, or Secretary Clinton,” Grassley wrote.

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