Newly incriminating Clinton emails may have been found during the FBI’s investigation into the sexting habits of former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner
Just 11 days before our presidential election, the explosive issue of EmailGate is back in the news, thanks to James Comey, the FBI director who less than four months ago gave Hillary Clinton a pass on her illegal use of email and a personal server when the Democratic nominee was secretary of state.
After weeks of damaging revelations care of Wikileaks about just how much the Clinton camp knew about EmailGate for years, and tried to downplay its significance in the media, Comey today sent a letter to the chairmen of the relevant Congressional committees—including, significantly, the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees—that blows EmailGate wide open all over again. He says:
“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. Due to recent developments, 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 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.
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 this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”
Having taken Comey to task for his serious mishandling of the FBI’s year-long EmailGate investigation—particularly how his account of what the Bureau discovered made Hillary’s guilt clear, but he still declined to ask the Department of Justice to seek prosecution—he deserves some credit for due diligence here. It requires some political fortitude to do this practically on an election’s eve.
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