Newly Discovered Email Prompts FBI To Reopen Probe Into Clinton's Private Server
Just when you thought you'd heard the last of Hillary Clinton's email saga, the case has been reopened.
In a message sent to Congress on Friday, the FBI said it is investigating new emails a month after F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced the case was closed.
In the email, Comey said the emails “appear to be pertinent to the investigation."
Comey said his agency would investigate whether these new emails "contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation."
The new emails uncovered were discovered after the FBI seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for allegedly sending illicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, federal law enforcement officials said.
However, it was not clear from from Comey's message who sent or received the emails or what they contain.
The development again raises the specter of a potential criminal investigation into the presidential frontrunner just days before Americans take to the polls.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was quick to point the finger at Clinton herself.
"She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information," the Republican said in a statement. "This decision, long overdue, is the result of her reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators. I renew my call for the Director of National Intelligence to suspend all classified briefings for Secretary Clinton until this matter is fully resolved."
The FBI focused on whether Clinton sent or received classified information using the private server located in the basement of her New York home.
Clinton has denied knowingly doing anything wrong.
However, her Republican rival was calling the FBI announcement evidence of Clinton's criminal scheming within minutes.
"Perhaps finally justice will be done," Donald Trump said.