Is it possible that the FBI is feeling embarrassed by the complete joke which was their first investigation? Possibly. Or it could be that there is some new bombshell about to drop. People have a right to be skeptical, of course. This could end up going nowhere.
NBC News reports:
FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails
The FBI is reviewing a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails, bureau director James Comey said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation … 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.
The politically-explosive revelation, which came just 11 days before Election Day, appeared to catch the Clinton campaign by surprise.
“No idea,” a top Clinton campaign spokesperson told NBC News.
Tim Kaine, Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, who was at an early voting site in Tallahassee on Friday told reporters “gotta read a little more, gotta read a little more” before continuing on.
Here’s a video report:
BREAKING: FBI re-opening Hillary Clinton email investigation https://t.co/GvY1rHGqsZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2016
The Hill has more:
October surprise: FBI opens new Clinton email investigation
The FBI on Friday said it is assessing new emails “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, a stunning and unexpected move that comes over a week before the presidential election.
In a letter sent to lawmakers on Friday, FBI Director James Comey said the bureau has learned of the existence of more emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” The messages were found “in connection with an unrelated case,” Comey wrote, without further explanation.
After being briefed by his team, Comey “agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps” to determine whether the emails “contain classified information, as well as to asses their importance to our investigation.”
Trump has already reacted:
Video: Trump reacts to Clinton/FBI news: “Perhaps finally justice will be done.” https://t.co/3EDrIVpdb6
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 28, 2016
Again, nothing may come of this but it certainly doesn’t look good a little over a week before election day.
Democrats can’t be happy about this.