Cameron Joseph, the Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, has claimed he has heard reports that the House Oversight Committee is considering an emergency hearing with FBI director James Comey next Friday, following the FBI’s decision to reopen the case into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
In a tweet, Cameron said that “Hearing [Chairman Jason Chaffetz] & House Oversight Cmte are discussing holding a last-min hearing bringing in FBI DIr. Comey next Fri pre-election.”
Hearing @jasoninthehouse & House Oversight Cmte are discussing holding a last-min hearing bringing in FBI DIr. Comey next Fri pre-election.
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) October 28, 2016
Congress is currently on recess until after the elections. Calling for an emergency hearing this late before the election on a topic so politically charged is high risk for all sides but could end up dragging this fight out all the way through Election Day.
There have been demands from all sides of the aisle for more answers on this, and Hillary Clinton’s nightmare Friday could turn into a nightmare two weeks at the worst possible moment for her.