The Democratic presidential nominee and her allies on Tuesday shared emails with the FBI in an effort to discredit the Republican candidate.
In a letter to FBI Director James Comey, Clinton’s campaign said the documents contained “highly sensitive and privileged” information and suggested it was trying to distract from the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The campaign said it was “very concerned” about the timing of the release, which came two weeks after the FBI said it had reopened its investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“The release of these emails has the potential to undermine the integrity of the presidential election,” the letter said.
“They appear to be an attempt to undermine an investigation that was initiated by you and the FBI and was completed by a team of independent experts.”
Clinton’s campaign has also shared the emails with Republicans, including President Donald Trump, who called for the release of the emails on Twitter.
The emails were sent in early December and appeared to be the result of an ongoing probe of Russian interference, the Clinton campaign said.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Democrats, including Trump, have suggested the campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 campaign.
The email released Tuesday by the Clinton camp came days after the Republican Party’s chairman called for Clinton to be removed from office for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Trump said on Twitter the documents “are nothing more than political dirty tricks by the Clintons and their political allies.”
Clinton said the emails are “political dirty tricks” against the Republican nominee.
“There is no such thing as a free lunch,” she said in the letter.
“The emails are nothing more then a political tool meant to smear and distract from our investigation into Russia’s interference in our election.”