The FBI is reportedly going to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of State.
NBC News: FBI re-opening investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) October 28, 2016
“The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to Congress on Friday. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agree 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.”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 28, 2016
In July, Comey publicly stated that although Clinton was “extremely careless” with classified information by sending and receiving it from her private server, which was housed in a bathroom and less secure than a Gmail account, the Department of Justice shouldn’t press charges against her. Days later, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the DOJ would not be prosecuting Clinton.
These developments came shortly after Lynch secretly met with Bill Clinton aboard a private plane on an airport tarmac — which led many to suspect there were suspicious motivations for Lynch’s decision to drop the case.
The newly discovered e-mails are part of an investigation into Anthony Weiner, who allegedly sent lewd photos to an underage girl. Weiner has recently separated from his wife Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton.