Sen. Chuck Grassley says he wants FBI Director James Comey to disclose why it’s necessary to review newly discovered emails related Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The Iowa Republican, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, first made this request in a letter sent to Comey on Monday.
Grassley argues that withholding this information is unfair to Congress, the public and to Clinton.
"We need more information of how Comey came to the conclusion that he ought to reopen it. Not anything about the details of the email," says Grassley. "That’s the purpose of the letter."
Grassley contends it won’t influence the election if Comey explains his reasoning.
The emails came to light in an unrelated investigation of former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged-husband of a top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.