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Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He is the co-host of the podcast, Politics & Polls. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Democrats are up in arms about FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress revealing that he is looking into more emails related to Hillary Clinton. Although the contents of those emails remain a mystery and at this point no evidence indicates new material, news of the letter created an uproar in the final days of the 2016 campaign. Members of Clinton's team have spent the entire weekend scrambling to respond. They have focused on painting Comey -- whom they had praised when he ended the investigation in July -- as a rogue or partisan official undermining a fair election.