WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Attorney General Eric Holder is assailing FBI Director James Comey for divulging that the bureau has reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, saying he unleashed "a torrent of conspiracy theories and misrepresentations."
"That decision was incorrect," Holder writes in an op-ed in Monday's editions of The Washington Post. "It violated longstanding Justice Department policies and tradition."
Holder was referring to Comey's notification to the Republican heads of congressional committees that the scrutiny of Clinton's emails was being resumed in light of information turned up in connection with an unrelated investigation. That probe involves former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide and confidant Huma Abedin.
He said he respects Comey but "good men make mistakes."