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Comey, At Center Of Email Reveal, Is Grandson Of Ex-Yonkers PD Commish

FBI Director James Comey, a Yonkers native. Photo Credit: FBI
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has lived in Chappaqua since 1999 with her husband, former President Bll Clinton. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump owns an estate in Bedford. Photo Credit: File photo

It's certainly no secret the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been a Chappaqua resident since 1999.

But some Westchester residents may not know the FBI director, James Comey, has strong ties to the county as well.

Clinton has lashed out at Comey after he disclosed Friday that his agency was looking into whether a new batch of emails it discovered may be related to its previous closed investigation of Clinton’s use of a private server at her Chappaqua home.

Comey is a Yonkers native who lived in the city until his teenage years before his family moved to Allendale, N.J., where he graduated high school.

He is also the grandson of William Comey, a longtime Yonkers police officer who became the department's commissioner.

Comey, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was chosen by President Barack Obama to lead the FBI in 2013. It's a 10-year appointment.

Comey, now a resident of Westport, Conn., had earlier served as deputy attorney general from December 2003 through August 2005 under President George W. Bush.

He worked as general counsel at Lockheed Martin Corp from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, Comey became general counsel of the Westport-based Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world. In 2013, he left Bridgewater to become senior research scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security at Columbia University Law School in New York before his appointment to the FBI.

Comey informed congressional leaders the bureau is investigating whether there was any classified material in the new emails uncovered that reportedly are from a laptop belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, for New York Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

The FBI was in the midst of an investigation of illicit text messages that Weiner allegedly sent to a 15-year-old North Carolina girl when it reportedly made the discovery.

Comey's revelation has been called an "October Surprise" by some as Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, rapidly approaches.

Clinton called it "troubling."

“It’s pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election,” Clinton said Saturday at a rally in Daytona Beach, Fla. “In fact, it’s not just strange; it’s unprecedented and it is deeply troubling.”

New polls have shown a double-digit lead held early last week by Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump have tightened considerably.

Trump, of course, has no shortage of ties to Westchester and the Hudson Valley as well.

Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford, also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.

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