The FBI is investigating the new emails related to the probe of Hillary Clinton’s personal email server after discovering “the existence of emails that may be relatable to the investigation,” according to a letter from FBI Director James Comey. He also said that the previous investigation came to a conclusion where no criminal wrongdoings were reported but he still criticized Clinton as “Careless.”
Clinton after the controversy addressed the reporters and said that she is very much “confident” about the new FBI probe linked to her emails and said it will not change its original finding and she won’t be accused in any wrongdoings
James Comey in the letter wrote, “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.”
Comey also added: “Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant and I cannot predict how long it will take to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”
Clinton said “The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” she said. “The director himself has said he doesn’t know whether the emails referenced in his letter are significant or not.”
“I’m confident whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July,” she concluded, alluding to Comey’s finding of careless email practices but no criminal wrongdoing.
Donald Trump, Clinton’s rival took no time to take the charge of the situation and backfire at Clinton. He tweeted that “the investigation is the biggest political scandal since Watergate”, referring to the 1970s scandal that involved Republican President Richard Nixon.
Comey in a letter to FBI employees said that he felt an “obligation” to tell Congress about the new problem “given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed.” But he also pointed out that “given that we don’t know the importance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression.”
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta criticized the FBI’s timing for coming up with this controversy just two weeks before the elections.