Vice President Joe Biden looked incredulous in an interview Friday when asked about Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide suddenly thrust back into the spotlight.
“Well, oh God, Anthony Weiner,” Biden said in an interview with CNN airing Saturday morning from a stop in St. Louis for Democratic Senate candidate Jason Kander.
“I should not comment on Anthony Weiner, I’m not a big fan, I wasn’t before he got in trouble. So I shouldn’t comment,” Biden told CNN’s Michael Smerconish.
On Friday, FBI Director James Comey jolted the Clinton campaign by announcing newly found emails related to the bureau’s previously closed inquiry would restart the probe.
Those emails were discovered in an ongoing and separate investigation into the sexually charged communications between Weiner, a former New York congressman, and a 15-year-old girl.
Biden called the situation “unfortunate” just over a week from Election Day.
“I think Hillary, if she said what I’m told she said, is correct. Release the emails for the whole world to see,” Biden said. “They’ll continue their investigation and it won’t be prejudice the investigation.”
Comey, in a letter to senior lawmakers, said “the FBI cannot yet assess” whether the information is “significant” nor could he offer a timetable for how long it will take investigators to make an assessment. Officials familiar with the matter told USA TODAY that decision is not likely to be completed by Election Day.
Clinton made her own call to release the information at a news conference in Iowa on Friday.
“The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” and called for the FBI “to release all the information it has.”