Top Senate Democrat says FBI email action 'may have broken law'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says FBI chief James Comey may have broken the law by announcing a new review of Hillary Clinton's emails just days before the presidential electionAllegations Clinton put the United States at risk by using a private email server while secretary of state were thrust back into the spotlight Friday when Comey revealed a renewed FBI probe into the matter based on a previously unknown trove of emails. “As soon as you came into possession of the slightest innuendo related to secretary Clinton, you rushed to publicize it in the most negative light possible,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” Reid said, alleging that Comey had violated the Hatch Act, which bars the FBI from influencing elections.

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