Hillary Clinton is confident new revelations from the FBI about her use of a private email server will not impact voters’ thoughts on the election because, according to the Democratic presidential nominee, they “made up their minds” about the issue quite a while ago.
During a press conference — which lasted all of three minutes — Clinton held Friday evening, the former secretary of state was asked by a reporter, “What would you say to a voter who, right now, will be seeing you and hearing what you’re saying, saying, ‘I didn’t trust her before. I don’t trust her anymore right now.’ And they’re heading to the ballot box tomorrow.”
Here’s the full Clinton press conference. Less than 5 minutes long https://t.co/MqilQGP7Pe
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) October 28, 2016
Clinton, who called on the FBI to release “full and complete facts immediately,” quickly rejected the thought that some Americans might be shaken by the latest developments.
“You know, I think people a long time ago made up their minds about the emails,” she said. “I think that’s factored into what people think and now they’re choosing a president. So I would urge everybody to get out and vote early in all the states that have early voting.”
In a letter sent Friday to Congress, FBI Director James Comey wrote that the agency had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into Clinton’s email practices during her tenure as secretary of state. The new documents were uncovered during a probe into disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal.
Clinton, whose campaign team was reportedly taken aback by the developments, called on the FBI to elaborate on the letter, which was first tweeted out by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.