Friday on the Fox News Channel while discussing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s reopening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private unsecured email server during her tenure as secretary of state, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace said there has to be a “substantial” reason.
Wallace said, “You have got to know that James Comey did not want to reopen this investigation. A month ago, he was asked by a Republican congressman on the House Judiciary Committee about all the information that had come up since he closed the investigation in July. ‘Well, why don’t you reopen it?’ He said, ‘That doesn’t come even close to reopening the investigation.’ So for him to do that now, just 11 days before the election — and I promise you, he can read the calendar just like all the rest of us — this has to be substantial. Not saying that it’s going to put it over the edge and result in a criminal case against Hillary Clinton. But this has to be substantial enough, and you know that he didn’t want to do this, that he had to, in effect, eat his words, go back to these committees, and announce this investigation — fully aware of the bombshell effect it was going to have on the final week and a half of this campaign.”