MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Accusing Comey of taking any politically-motivated actions, Mook said on ABC’s Good Morning America show:
"We’ve come to learn from anonymous leaks that are coming out that Director Comey’s own superiors at Justice warned him not to do this [namely, not to send the letter to Congress]. This is a break in protocol."
On Friday, Comey told members of the US Congress in a letter that the bureau had found additional emails relevant to its investigation into Clinton’s use, as a secretary of state, of a private email server. The probe was reopened after a cache of 650,000 emails was found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin. FBI investigators will determine if the emails contain classified information, Comey wrote.
It emerged last year that Clinton had been using a server at her home to receive and send thousands of emails during her time as foreign policy chief in 2009-2013. Some of them were top secret.