Hillary Clinton’s is the talk of the political world Friday afternoon after the director of the FBI made a big announcement.
FBI Director James Comey said Clinton’s private email server investigation, that was closed earlier this year, will be reviewed after new emails surfaced in an unrelated investigation.
“I have now seen director Comey’s letter to Congress,” said Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee.
Clinton said she didn’t know about Comey’s letter to Republican leaders before it spread like wildfire through the nation.
“The first we knew about it is, I assume, when you knew about it,” said Clinton.
In an unrelated case, the FBI is investigating former congressman Anthony Weiner for a sexting incident. He is currently separated from his wife, Huma Abedin, who is a top aide for Hillary Clinton.
During Weiner’s investigation, the FBI confiscated the couple’s electronic devices and that’s where Comey said, in a letter, investigators “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
Comey said investigators will review the emails to figure out “whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
With only 11 days to go until voters cast their ballots on Election Day, Clinton is demanding answers.
“We have heard these rumors, we don’t know what to believe and I am sure we will hear more rumors. That is why it is incumbent upon the FBI to tell us what they are talking about because right now your guess is as good as mine and I don’t think that is good enough,” said Clinton.
But no matter the findings, Clinton is confident it won’t change the outcome of her own investigation where Comey recommended that the Department of Justice not press charges for the use of her private email server as secretary of state.
She also doesn’t think it will impact voter turnout saying that voters have already made up their mind about the emails, but her campaign questions the timing of Comey’s letter.
Former Department of Justice Spokesman Matthew Miller told CNN Comey is going against very strict rules when it comes to an election
“This latest example violates a long-standing practice which is that the department goes out of its way not to do anything that can be seen as trying to influence an election when you are in the closing days of an election. Usually they interpret the closing days as the last 60 days before the election, let alone the last 11 days,” said Miller.
At Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s latest campaign rally, he wasted no time commenting on the newly released information.
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office,” said Trump.
Trump also praised the latest effort by the FBI and Department of Justice.
“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,” said Trump. “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood and it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
Comey said there is no timeline on how long it will take, but he will keep Congress updated on the findings and let them know if they find anything significant or related to Clinton’s use of a private email server.