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FBI should not operate on 'innuendo' in Clinton email probe, says Obama

Updated: Nov 03, 2016 09:05 IST

Washington D.C. [US], Nov. 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has implicitly criticised Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey over the new inquiry into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email use.

Obama said the investigations should not operate on the basis of innuendo or incomplete information.

The FBI is now investigating new emails that may be linked to its probe into Clinton's private email server.

Comey has faced a fierce backlash for announcing the move just 11 days before the Presidential elections. The American President's remarks are his first public comments since the FBI director's announcement on Friday that the agency had discovered a new batch of emails that may or may not be relevant to an earlier, closed investigation into Democratic presidential candidate handling of classified information.

Yesterday, at a rally in North Carolina, President Obama urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Clinton.

He said Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump was a threat to hard-earned civil rights, the country and the world. (ANI)