Mike Pence praised FBI Director Jim Comey for his letter to Congress about the bureau’s new review of emails linked to Hillary Clinton.
"What you see here is an example of real leadership," the Indiana governor said on "Fox News Sunday." “We commend the director of the FBI and the FBI for following through on their work before the Congress."
But host Chris Wallace reminded the vice presidential candidate that Donald Trump had slammed Comey’s handling of the case that involves Clinton, just a few hours before the letter was released Friday.
Pence responded: “It was just incomprehensible this summer, when the director of the FBI came out and he literally indicted Hillary Clinton in the press and then said we're not recommending that she be indicted.
“If my son, or Tim Kaine’s son, had mishandled classified information the way that Hillary Clinton had, and the FBI said she had, they would’ve at least been court-martialed,” Pence said. Both of the vice presidential candidates sons are Marines.
Pence also said Trump has "made it clear we'll have the resources we need." But Pence won't say if his running mate has promised to pump even more of his own money into the Republican presidential campaign.
Trump badly trails Hillary Clinton in cash-on-hand.
Pressed on whether Trump will offer more money as the Nov. 8 election looms, Pence said that Trump has promised the necessary resources "to drive our message."
Pence also says the FBI's investigation into newly discovered emails by a Clinton aide shows she is "just a risky choice in this election."
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