UPDATE: The FBI Is Reopening Its Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Email Server
FBI director James Comey announced that the bureau is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server that she used while serving as Secretary of State.
Comey wrote in a letter to Congress that the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation “in connection with an unrelated case.”
“In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony,” FBI Director James Comey wrote Friday in a letter to Capitol Hill.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and 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 asses their importance to our investigation,” Comey added.
FBI director Comey gave no timeline into when results of their new investigation might be known.
This is a disaster for Clinton considering the election is less than two weeks away. It will be interesting to see how this affects the polls in the upcoming days.
Update: According to NBC’s Tom Winter’s the FBI has not technically “reopened’ the case but is looking for classification on three emails.