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Cummings Issues Statement on FBI Letter to Congress

Oct 28, 2016
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on FBI Letter to Congress


Washington, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2016) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the FBI explaining that it would review new emails related to its investigation of Secretary Clinton:

“Frankly, I was surprised that the FBI sent this letter given how obvious it was that Republicans would immediately misconstrue and mischaracterize it.  The FBI Director did explain in his letter that none of this information may even be significant, but that did not stop Republicans from hyperventilating and making wild accusations.  I can understand the FBI’s concern about being attacked for not keeping Republicans informed of any possible development—no matter how small—but I believe the FBI now has an obligation to make public as much information as possible as soon as possible to eliminate any inaccuracies or confusion about these issues.”

114th Congress