FBI Reopens Investigation Of Newly Discovered Emails From Hillary Clinton's Personal Server

Less than two weeks before U.S. elections kick off on November 8th, the FBI has released a new bombshell that threatens to shakeup what has already been an almost circus-like campaign season. FBI Director James Comey, who is known more widely in the circles for his staunch criticism of Apple in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, just sent a letter to Congress informing them that there have been newly uncovered emails that are pertinent to the department’s investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.

"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” wrote Comey in the letter. “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 assess their importance to our investigation.”

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Comey made no mention of what is contained in these newly revealed emails, and only commented that he just was made aware of their existence just yesterday. For those that are hoping for quick resolution to this latest development, you may be left hanging for a while, with Comey stating that he doesn’t know how long it will take to vet these latest emails. “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," Comey continued.

According to NBC News sources, these latest round of emails came from a recovered device that was not previously in its possession. Law enforcement officials close to the case also have determined that the emails are not related to the Clinton Foundation, nor were they related to any of the recent email leaks from WikiLeaks.

For its part, the Clinton campaign appears to have been broadsided by Comey’s letter, with a campaign aide telling reporters, "We're learning about this just like you all are.”


Via:  CNBC
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