The FBI Director wrote a letter to the U.S. Congress on Friday saying that during the investigation of an unrelated investigation of the Hilary Clinton email sandal, they stumbled on potentially relevant Hilary Clinton emails which may help their investigations – closed earlier with Hilary Clinton free of indictment or trial . . .
The FBI decision comes nearly four months after the FBI recommended no criminal charges following its investigation into Hilary Clinton’s private email server.
The FBI Director James Comey stated in the letter that based on potential new facts which may be related to the Hilary Clinton emails while she was the U.S. Secretary of State it has become necessary to reopen the Hilary Clinton email scandal earlier closed – to the chagrin of Republicans in the Congress and the Trump campaign.
Reports reaching my newsroom indicate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reviewing another slew of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server — apparently thanks to Anthony Weiner. Hillary Clinton and her campaign criticized the FBI’s Friday announcement that it would be examining more emails potentially connected to its earlier investigation of her email server, calling it “extraordinary” that the news would break less than two weeks before a presidential election.
Photo: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (R) as surrogate, campaigns with Hilary Clinton (L).
Clinton said she expects the examination of newly discovered material reportedly unsurfaced in a criminal probe of Anthony Weiner, the husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, to result in no new charges.
The truth of the matter is that the FBI Director James Comey wrote to Congress on Friday that he had uncovered emails in an unrelated case that “appear to be pertinent” to the agency’s previous investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state. Comey said investigators would look into whether the emails contained classified information. In July, Comey announced he would not be recommending prosecution in Clinton’s case, because no laws were broken, though he chastised Clinton for being “careless” with classified information.
The New York Times and the Associated Press reported Friday that the new emails were uncovered while the FBI was investigating text messages that Weiner allegedly sent to a 15-year-old girl. Weiner is the husband of Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin, and the FBI seized devices that belonged to both Weiner and Abedin in the investigation, the Times reported. Abedin announced she was separating from Weiner several months ago.
Trump on FBI Clinton probe: Don’t let her in the Oval Office
The Republican candidate for the White House race, Donald J. Trump, characteristically pounced on the Breaking News that the FBI is reviewing new information related to the Democratic candidate for the White House race, Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and expressed hope that the FBI will “right the horrible mistake that they made.”
Trump kicked off his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire by announcing the “very critical breaking news announcement” to his capacity crowd of supporters, who erupted in cheers and chants of “Lock her up!” as a stern-faced Trump announced, “They are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America.”
Photo: Donald Trump (above) bellowed at his Manchester, New Hampshire campaign rally, below:
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must never let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office,” Trump said, reading from prepared remarks. “I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made.”
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted:
“A great day in our campaign just got even better.”
Trump’s reaction to the FBI news echoed the response of other top Republican officials, including House Speaker Paul Ryan — who has been critical of Trump but still supports him for president.
Ryan called the FBI’s decision “long overdue” and hammered Clinton for her “reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators.”
“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 classified information,” Ryan said in a statement Friday.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the news a “stunning development” and argued Clinton “jeopardized classified information.”
Priebus also suggested the FBI’s announcement raised questions about the 33,000 emails Clinton deleted from her private email server, which Trump has frequently raised on the stump.
“This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and why, and whether they show intent to violate the law,” Priebus said.
In her campaign rally soon after the news broke of the new FBI reopening of her email scandal, Hilary Clinton did not mention the scandal to her supporters – she skirted her newest embarrassment in her quest to occupy the White House – once again!
The Anthony Weiner sexting probe has led the FBI to review Hilary Clinton’s email scandal case. Trump slammed Clinton over her new email scandal just revealed by the FBI Director in Washington DC.