CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) –
A former United States Attorney for Virginia has a serious issue with FBI Director James Comey’s reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Tim Heaphy is the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. He is joining more than 100 bipartisan Department of Justice employees criticizing Comey.
Heaphy says reopening the investigation violates long-held precedent.
“It is imperative that prosecutors and agents only speak in court, with admissible evidence, you have awesome power of discretion when you’re in a position like Director Comey or like a prosecutor and you have to use that carefully, and if you put out into the public record, facts that you’re not prepared to prove in court, that to me is irresponsible,” said Heaphy.
Heaphy says Comey’s remarks break from Department of Justice policy to never release information regarding an investigation of a presidential candidate within 60 days of an election.
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