The FBI will investigate whether additional classified material is contained in emails sent using Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James B. Comey informed congressional leaders Friday.
The announcement appears to restart the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s server, which previously ended in July with no charges. The explosive announcement, coming less than two weeks before the presidential election, could reshape a campaign that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has been leading in public polls.
In a letter to congressional leaders, Comey said that the FBI, in connection with an “unrelated case,” had recently “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the Clinton investigation.”
My take is that Comey stuffed his bad self at Hillary’s all-you-can-eat jalapeno email burrito buffet and it burned his ass on the way out. He’s cooling the burn with Preparation I(nvestigation).
Trump, addressing supporters in New Hampshire Friday, hailed the FBI’s announcement — saying he had “great respect” for the agency’s decision to “right the horrible mistake that they made.”
My take again. Comey will wait until after the election to announce the results of the restarted investigation.
If Hillary wins, it’s a no go on prosecution. If Trump wins, Comey will wait until after her plane takes off on a one way trip to Djibouti before announcing that a grand jury has been impaneled to indict her.