Hillary Clinton, in press conference, says she wants email answers from FBI, too

Hillary Clinton holds a press conference in Des Moines on FBI revelations
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Hillary Clinton read a brief statement and took some questions from the press on Friday night, after her campaign was roiled by a letter FBI Director James Comey sent to Congress informing committee chairmen that the bureau was looking into newly discovered "emails that appear to be pertinent" to the Clinton email investigation, "in connection with an unrelated case" — reportedly the FBI investigation of Anthony Weiner's alleged sexting with an underage girl. Clinton said the FBI needs to tell Americans what is going on, immediately.

"Voting is underway, so the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately," Clinton said in Des Moines, Iowa, and it's "imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay." She told reporters that she thinks voters have already made up their minds about her emails, and she's "confident whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July," when Comey said there was insufficient evidence to file charges in the case. Nobody at the FBI or Justice Department contacted Clinton or her campaign before sending the letter to Congress, she said. "We're learning about this just like you all are." You can watch the entire short press conference below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.