Liberal supporters of Hillary Clinton are losing it after FBI Director James Comey announced Friday the criminal investigation into the former Secretary of State's mishandling of classified information has been reopened.
First, lets start with campaign chairman John Podesta:
“Already, we have seen characterizations that the FBI is 'reopening' an investigation but Comey's words do not match that characterization,” Podesta wrote in a statement. “Director Comey's letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.”
He also expressed frustration at the timing of the letter from Comey to lawmakers, informing them of the new evidence.
"It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” he wrote, adding, “The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July."
Campaign manager Robby Mook has deleted his twitter feed.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman:
Comey needs to provide full info immediately. Otherwise he has clearly made a partisan intervention, betraying his office.— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 28, 2016
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein:
Feinstein says Comey should have taken length of Clinton email probe into consideration before telling Congress— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 28, 2016
Feinstein: The FBI has a history of extreme caution near Election Day so as not to influence the results. Today’s break..is appalling— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 28, 2016
Feinstein says she "was shocked" to hear of FBI's move against Clinton. Says it's "troubling since so many questions are unanswered."— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 28, 2016
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
PELOSI: FBI SHOULD PROVIDE FACTS, GOP STOKING INNUENDO: BBG— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 28, 2016
Vox's Matt Yglesias:
Fun fact: No Democrat has ever served as Director of the FBI.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 28, 2016
This post has been updated with additional information.