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Schumer Says He Lost Confidence in FBI’s Comey Over E-Mail Probe

  • Senate Democrats’ next leader once defended FBI director
  • Comey’s disclosure could affect outcome of Senate elections
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Comey Effect: Hillary Clinton’s Narrowing Path to 270

Senate Democratic leader-in-waiting Chuck Schumer said Wednesday he’s lost confidence in FBI Director James Comey over his handling of the most recent disclosure in the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation -- a tough rebuke to a man Schumer has long admired.

“I do not have confidence in him any longer,” said the New York Democrat, who has criticized as “appalling” Comey’s decision to send a letter to lawmakers 11 days before the election disclosing the bureau’s new review of e-mails potentially pertinent to the investigation of Clinton’s private server.