Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Sunday the latest letter from FBI Director James Comey about newly discovered emails "underscores the irresponsibility" of the law enforcement chief's notice to Congress nine days ago about Hillary Clinton.
Reid issued a statement noting that Comey created a political firestorm in the presidential race 11 days before the election about emails that might be related to Clinton's use of a private email server. On Sunday, Comey sent a new letter informing Congress that a review of the emails had not changed the FBI's July view that there were no grounds for criminal charges against Clinton.
The Nevada lawmaker complained that Comey's actions were contrary to Justice Department rules and longstanding practices and may have violated the law barring federal officials from using their official authority to influence an election.
Reid said of the latest letter from Comey: "By confirming that the new emails were meaningless, today's letter underscores the irresponsibility of Director Comey's original letter."