Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence commends the FBI for its probe into more material that might relate to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence commended the FBI on Monday (October 31) for the agency's probe into more material that might relate to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. "It's a serious matter. Here in America, no one is above the law," Pence told supporters at a campaign stop in Cocoa, Florida. The FBI spent a year investigating Clinton's use of a private email server, instead of government systems, while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. FBI Director James Comey concluded in July that while Clinton and her staff had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information there were no grounds for any charges. But the issue resurfaced unexpectedly on Friday when Comey sent a brief letter to members of Congress to tell them the agency was looking at new emails. He said "we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails," which were found during an unrelated probe into the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide. But Pence's presidential running mate Donald Trump, a wealthy New York businessman, used the news to charge that Clinton represents a corrupt political system.