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FBI Reopening Investigation Of Hillary Clinton Email Server

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FBI Reopening Investigation Of Hillary Clinton Email Server

The FBI will conduct a new investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, FBI director James Comey informed Congress Friday, several news outlets reported.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Comey said that the FBI had, in connection with an “unrelated case,” recently “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the Clinton investigation” and that the investigation will be reopened to see if the newly discovered emails are in fact pertinent.

Comey said that he was not sure how long the additional review would take and said the FBI “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant.”

“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 assess their importance to our investigation.”

When he announced the FBI’s findings in July, Comey said that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified material, which had been found among the emails exchanged on her private server. He also said investigators did not find evidence that there had been intentional mishandling of classified material or indications of disloyalty to the U.S. or efforts to obstruct justice.

FBI Director James Comey | Imgur

FBI Director James Comey | Imgur

Donald Trump pounced on the news at the opening of his Friday afternoon rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we’ve never seen before,” Trump said. “We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office.”

Minutes later, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted, A great day in our campaign just got even better.”

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The immediate Republican hype is not surprising when you consider how hard the traditional political media has worked to keep Clinton’s emails in the news even when there was nothing new to say.

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