Clin­ton camp blasts FBI for ‘bla­tant dou­ble stan­dards’

The Star (Kenya) - - News World -

The Clin­ton cam­paign has blasted FBI di­rec­tor James Comey for “bla­tant dou­ble stan­dards” over the new in­quiry into Hil­lary Clin­ton’s email use.

The com­ments came af­ter US me­dia re­ports that Comey urged against pub­licly ac­cus­ing Rus­sia of in­ter­fer­ing in the US elec­tion, in­clud­ing al­leged email hack­ing.

Comey’s con­cern about re­leas­ing the in­for­ma­tion was due to the prox­im­ity to the elec­tion, re­ports said.

The FBI de­clined to com­ment. The state­ment that Comey re­port­edly de­clined to sign off on was re­leased by the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity and the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Na­tional In­tel­li­gence on Oc­to­ber 7.

“The US in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity is con­fi­dent that the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment di­rected the re­cent com­pro­mises of emails from US per­sons and in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing from US po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions... these thefts and dis­clo­sures are in­tended to in­ter­fere with the US elec­tion process,” it said.

Comey agreed with the state­ment but was against mak­ing it pub­lic be­fore the elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to US me­dia.

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