Pence: FBI Chief ‘Pressured Not To Go Public’ About Clinton’s Emails

According to Donald Trump’s running mate, someone “pressured” FBI Director James Comey last summer to not reveal information about the private email server Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state.

The vice-presidential candidate, Mike Pence, was referring to Comey’s July announcement that the FBI would not recommend the filing of criminal charges against Clinton. “We know he was pressured not to go public,” Pence claimed on “Meet the Press” on NBC. He said “press accounts” were the source of his allegation, adding: “I wouldn’t care to speculate about why (Comey) came to that conclusion.”

Newsmax reported that Pence praised the director as “a straight shooter.” However, the Indiana governor called it “just troubling to come out and conclude what would have been a violation of the law for any other American, particularly any other member of the American armed forces, and to say she was simply ‘extremely careless.’”

Pence continued: “I would tell you, I’m one of millions of Americans that were troubled by that; why there’s a double standard when it comes to the Clintons. No one is above the law. The American people believe in that principle.”

The vice-presidential hopeful argued that despite recent polls indicating Clinton is ahead of Trump nationally and in most swing states, the GOP ticket has shown signs of rebounding. Pence and Trump have seized upon Comey’s announcement on Friday that the FBI will investigate Clinton-related emails on devices owned by Huma Abedin, the former secretary of state’s long-time top aide.

Source: Newsmax
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