FBI Reopens Hillary Clinton Investigation, New Emails Found [Breaking]

Tara West

FBI Director James Comey announced today that the FBI would be reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Comey notes that the investigation has been reopened after potentially "pertinent" emails were discovered during the course of another investigation. However, Comey says the investigation will not be complete for some time, and the House Judiciary committee has noted their commitment to "impartiality and thoroughness" throughout the process.

FBI Director Comey, in letter to members of Congress, says FBI is investigating additional emails in Clinton private server case pic.twitter.com/Ue0qlhqT5w

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 28, 2016

In an unexpected turn of events for the Clinton campaign, the FBI has announced they are reopening the case against the Democrat presidential hopeful and her use of a private emails server during her time as the secretary of state. NBC Nightly News editor Bradd Jaffy revealed a copy of the letter sent by director Comey to members of Congress.

FBI Dir just informed me, "The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation." Case reopened

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 28, 2016

In the letter, Comey notes that the FBI did not seek to reopen the case but rather discovered the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the case while investigating another unrelated case.

"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of email that appear to be pertinent [to Clinton's investigation]. 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."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte responded to the announcement by noting that it "reinforces what the House Judiciary Committee has been saying for months."

"The FBI's decision to reopen its investigation into Secretary Clinton reinforces what the House Judiciary Committee has been saying for months: the more we learn about Secretary Clinton's use of a private email server, the clearer it becomes that she and her associates committed wrongdoing and jeopardized national security. Now that the FBI has reopened the matter, it must conduct the investigation with impartiality and thoroughness. The American people deserve no less and no one should be above the law."

Clinton has yet to respond to the revelations that the case is open. However, yesterday she posted a tweet to her official Twitter account noting that FLOTUS Michelle Obama called her the most "qualified and prepared candidate" in history.

"We have never had a more qualified and prepared candidate for president than our friend Hillary." —@FLOTUS https://t.co/tTgeqxNqYm pic.twitter.com/uIRTK8MlQs

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 27, 2016

Although Clinton hasn't responded to the FBI's reopening of the case, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has not shied away from the issue. Ryan took to Twitter to note that Hillary Clinton has nobody to blame but herself for the investigation.

BREAKING NEWS → The FBI is reopening its investigation into Secretary Hillary Clinton.

My full statement ⇩ pic.twitter.com/LHfyg46dWk

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 28, 2016

Ryan renewed his call to the FBI to suspend all "classified briefings" to former Secretary Clinton until the issue is resolved.

.@GOP Chairman @Reince Priebus on what he calls "stunning" new Hillary Clinton / FBI probe https://t.co/UzGEvwIc7m pic.twitter.com/bTjwrgsoUc

— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) October 28, 2016

What do you think about FBI Director James Comey's announcement that they are reopening the Clinton email investigation just 11 days before the general election? Do you think the revelations that the email server issue may not be fully closed will harm Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

This story is developing. The Inquisitr will keep you posted as new information is made available.

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