FBI Director James Comey Begins Briefing Congressional Leaders on Clinton Email Review

Top Democrats have requested briefings on the Clinton investigation.

ByABC News
October 30, 2016, 10:50 AM

— -- FBI Director James Comey has reached out to top Republicans and Democrats in Congress to brief them on the agency's review of newly discovered emails in connection to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, congressional sources tell ABC News.

Comey spoke Saturday with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican of Virginia, and the panel's ranking Democrat, John Conyers of Michigan.

Other leaders in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Adam Schiff, both of California, have requested briefings.

Top Senate Democrats sent a letter to Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch Saturday requesting more information on the FBI's review of emails that were found through a separate investigation of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has also requested more information and a staff briefing.

A spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan had no comment on whether Ryan had been briefed by Comey or other law enforcement officials.

But Ryan addressed the FBI's review of the newly found emails when he spoke at a campaign event for House Republican candidates in Nevada on Saturday.

"For the young people here who didn't live in the '90s ... this is what life is like with the Clintons," Ryan said. "It's scandal after scandal after scandal."

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