Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation is not all done and dusted.
In a bombshell revelation, FBI director James Comey announced on Friday that the bureau had gained access to new information they believe could be pertinent to the previously closed investigation on Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Back in June, the FBI had told the Department of Justice that no evidence had been found to charge Hillary Clinton with espionage, following which Attorney General Loretta Lynch had closed the investigation, as reported by Reuters.
“I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation,” Lynch had said.
But with mere days to go before Election Day, the FBI’s revelation that the bureau would continue to pursue the closed email server investigation in light of the recently discovered emails has once brought the limelight back on Hillary Clinton. In a letter James Comey wrote to the Congress — an extraordinary measure considering the FBI does not usually intimate Congress about its ongoing investigations — he effectively mentioned that the bureau would go ahead with the email probe.
“In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.”
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. 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.”
“Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete the additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”