The FBI announced on Friday that it is reviewing more emails related to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s handling of sensitive government information in a stunning turn of events just days before the presidential election. Information that was also confirmed by Jason Chaffetz!
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation … I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation,” James Comey wrote
Previously, Comey testified that the investigation was closed, but said that “recent developments” caused him to “supplement” his testimony.
Comey did not give a timeline for the conclusion of the investigation.
House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz reacted to the news on Twitter.
“Case reopened,” he commented, citing Comey’s letter.
FBI Dir just informed me, "The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation." Case reopened
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 28, 2016
Here is the original letter of James Comey to the Congress!
The FBI language in the letter to Congress makes clear that new evidence has been discovered and thus will be reviewed — meaning FBI agents will read these emails. It is unusual for the FBI to tell Congress it is looking over newly discovered evidence in a criminal inquiry that was otherwise closed.
Asked to respond, a top Clinton campaign spokesperson tells NBC News, “No idea.”
The development comes 11 days before the general election, and is the latest shockwave to hit the race. Clinton had been gaining in the polls over Republican Donald Trump in the wake of the release of footage showing Trump talking about groping women and subsequent allegations of sexual assault and harassment against him.
However, daily revelations from hacked Clinton campaign emails obtained by WikiLeaks have become a headache for the Democrat’s campaign. The resumption of the FBI probe poses a potentially bigger problem.
Breaking News! FBI Says It Is Reopening Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Private Email
Posted by USA Supreme on Friday, October 28, 2016
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