With just 11 days to go until the November 8 presidential election, FBI Director James Comey informed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that the FBI is re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret email server while in her position as Obama’s secretary of state.
Comey announced in the letter that new emails discovered in a separate investigation prompted the agency to re-open the case.
“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.
Plenty of questions are unanswered about this new announcement. Such as, how did the FBI discover new emails when Hillary Clinton promised that she’d turned them all over? And will this have an effect on the election which is just days away? And what is the “unrelated case” Comey is referring to?
Considering the speed at which government moves, it is highly unlikely that we will learn any details that will sway voters either way. However, as strange as this election has been, who knows?
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway seemed giddy following Comey’s announcement, stating on Twitter that their campaign just got a whole lot better:
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 28, 2016
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in a statement following Comey’s announcement that “Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame. She was entrusted with some of our nation’s most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information.”
Ryan called for Hillary Clinton to receive no further classified briefings until the matter is fully resolved.