Martin O'Malley: FBI Reopening Investigation Into Clinton a 'Cheap Shot'

November 3, 2016

Former Maryland Gov. and Hillary Clinton surrogate Martin O'Malley told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer on Thursday that it was a "cheap shot" for FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

Hemmer asked O'Malley how the FBI investigation would affect Clinton's campaign over the next five days. O'Malley immediately responded by calling the investigation a "cheap shot."

"Oh, I think it was a huge cheap shot," O'Malley said.

"Cheap shot?" Hemmer asked.

"Yeah, I do believe it's a cheap shot. This email investigation was probably the longest email investigation in FBI history, and for them to go back and gratuitously say they are looking at potentially new evidence, which they even admit may or may not be related to Secretary Clinton, I think is a cheap shot," O'Malley said.

Comey reopened the email probe on Friday after federal officials uncovered emails on seized devices from Clinton confidant Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner in a separate investigation, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.

FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that the bureau had discovered new emails related to the investigation into Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

Federal and local law enforcement officials have been investigating Anthony Weiner since last month over reports that he sent sexually explicit text messages and photos to a 15-year-old girl, which was first revealed by the Daily Mail.