Friday, The Federal Bureau of Investigations announced it would look into a new batch of emails, possibly pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s private server investigation.
On Saturday, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, along with three other senate democrats, penned a letter to FBI Director James Comey.
“There’s a long said rule that’s been followed by both Republican, Democratic administrations, that if they have an investigation, they don’t release anything 60 days before an election, so they can’t be said to try to influence the Election,” said Leahy.
The senior senator, who is back in Vermont through the election says as a former prosecutor, the move took him by surprise.
“I wouldn’t rush to the press, say, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m looking at something, I don’t know if anything is there, but boy are we sure looking at it.’ You just don’t do that,” said Leahy.
Meanwhile, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump is praising the FBI director’s decision.
“It took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made,” said Trump.
Mrs. Clinton addressed supporters about it on the campaign trail Monday.
“In these last days, let’s not get distracted from the real choice in this election and the consequences for your future,” said Clinton.
“I’ve known Mr. Comey for years and years, I’ve always considered him a man of integrity. But I think I agree with those Republicans and Democrats that said this was very bad judgment,” said Leahy.
According to CNN, FBI officials are unlikely to finish their review before November 8th.