The FBI on Friday dropped a bombshell on Hillary Clinton’s campaign less than two weeks before Election Day, announcing that it is reviewing new evidence in its investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
In a letter to several congressional committee chairmen, FBI Director James Comey wrote that, “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to this investigation.”
Comey said he was briefed on those emails on Thursday and that he “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.”
He did not specify where the additional emails came from.
"He did not specify where the additional emails came from."
Gee could it be from...oh I don't know...Russia?
If true that would mean that the FBI was facilitating the ability of a foreign power to impact the selection of this country's next President.
That is completely unprecedented.
And even if that is not the source, this is hard to see as anything other than a political move by somebody who is very upset at the prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected President.
I think we know that this investigation, like every one before it, will find nothing criminal and will only waste taxpayer money and the FBI's time while creating new talking points for the Trump campaign.
Not at all suspicious is it?
Update: The New York Times is now saying that these emails were found on a device in the possession of Anthony Weiner:
Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the thousands — potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.
Okay so at this point I have no idea what could be on Weiner's electronic device, or what impact if any this might have on the campaign.