- The Washington Times - Monday, October 31, 2016

Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee Bill Weld on Monday said he’s “outraged” by the FBI’s recent announcement on potentially new and relevant information on Hillary Clinton’s email server and that he hopes it doesn’t swing the presidential election Donald Trump’s way.

“I think it’s disgraceful. Ten days to go — I think it’s disgraceful,” Mr. Weld said on CNN’s “New Day.”

“I do not have my candidate hat on here,” said Mr. Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts. “I have on my former Justice Department hat — honest. And I’m outraged by what’s going on here, because it’s such a violation of Justice Department policies, procedures, whatever.”

FBI Director James B. Comey informed Congress on Friday that the bureau, in investigating an unrelated case, learned of the existence of emails that “appear to be pertinent” to the probe into Mrs. Clinton’s private server.

“They’re playing hit and run,” Mr. Weld said. “There’s no way for Mrs. Clinton to know what the evidentiary basis is on which they made this update to their investigation, and they’ve said themselves they don’t know … so that just makes it all the more unreasonable to have waded into these waters in the first place.”

Mr. Weld said Mr. Comey was concerned about criticism from Congress and that he did the right thing in July when he concluded that no reasonable prosecutor would bring criminal charges in the case.

“It’s a real mess, and it’s a mess of his making,” he said.

“This is not a new development. This is not the sort of thing that would require an update,” Mr. Weld said. “If you don’t know, keep your mouth shut. Don’t speculate.”


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