FBI reopens Clinton investigation

The Washington Post reports:

The FBI will investigate whether additional classified material is contained in emails sent using ’s private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey informed congressional leaders Friday.

The announcement appears to restart the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s server, less than two weeks before the presidential election, an explosive development that could shape the campaign’s final days.

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.”

Comey indicated that he had been briefed on the new material yesterday. “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,” he wrote.

This is almost unprecedented that a presidential candidate is under criminal investigation just 10 days before polling day.

The FBI will be under pressure to conclude the reopened investigation before the election. Americans could well vote differently if the FBI charged Clinton.

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