House Minority Nancy Pelosi has claimed that FBI Director Comey is “not in the right job,” following his decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s misuse of a private email server.
“Maybe he’s not in the right job,” Pelosi said in an interview with CNN.
“I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way,” she continued, refusing to answer a question on whether she thought the FBI director should resign.
Pelosi joins the Clinton campaign and a number of senior Democrats in criticising Comey’s decision to reopen the case.
Today President Barack Obama contended that the investigation was moving forward on the basis of unqualified information.
“I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don’t operate on innuendo,” Obama said earlier today.
Democratic senator Harry Reid accused Comey of being a criminal based on his apparent contravening of the Hatch Act, whilst Hillary Clinton said that the timing of the decision was “unprecedented” and “deeply disturbing.”