Report: Clinton Camp Seeks To Stop Ads That Claim She's Under FBI Investigation

Andrew Harnik

The Hillary Clinton campaign Sunday sent cease-and-desist letters to broadcasters telling the stations not to air ads from super PACs supporting Donald Trump that claim that Clinton is under FBI investigation, CNN reported on Monday.

"These ads falsely claim Secretary Clinton is under investigation by the FBI," the letter from the campaign general counsel Marc Elias reads, according to CNN.

The letter was dated on the same day that FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to Congress that a review of newly discovered emails did not change the bureau's conclusion.

Elias wrote in the letter that the FBI never reopened its investigation into Clinton's used of a private email server, arguing that the "claim in these ads is provably false," according to CNN. The Clinton campaign listed super PACs and their ads, including Rebuilding America Now and Future 45, per CNN.


Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.