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Clinton Demands 'Full And Complete Facts' On New Emails

| by Lauren Briggs

With a new FBI investigation into a fresh batch of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton emails starting up, and less than two weeks away from the Nov. 8 presidential election, Clinton called on the FBI to release the "full and complete facts" as quickly as possible.

"It's imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay," Clinton said during an Oct. 28 press conference in Iowa, according to NBC News.

Though the FBI recommended against filing criminal charges against Clinton in July, the bureau's director, James Comey, wrote in a letter to Congress on the same day that his investigators intend to review a batch of new emails they found on a hard drive while investigating a separate case related to illicit text messages that former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner reportedly sent to an underage girl.

"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote in an Oct. 28 the letter, according to The New York Times. "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation."

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Comey went on to say he did not yet know whether the emails were damning, though Clinton said in the press conference that she is "confident" the FBI "will not change the conclusion reached in July," according to NBC.

"I think people a long time ago made up their minds about the emails," Clinton added. "I think that's factored into what people think and now they're choosing a president."

Clinton said that her campaign was not notified of the letter and does not have information about the email contents.

"We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes," Clinton said. "Voting is already underway in our country. So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately."

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Sources: NBC News, The New York Times / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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