Well, now this is a bombshell.
The FBI today wrote to lawmakers to inform them that it is effectively reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business. They’ve found some new emails, though we don’t know what they contain. But it must be pretty bad to do this eleven days before the election.
I can’t underemphasize what a big deal this is. The election is actually quite close. The key factor that will tip it is whether swing voters are more uncomfortable with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. This will have voters wondering whether by voting for Hillary they are electing someone who either could wind up in jail or will be under constant investigation.
Not to mention someone wholly unethical.
Doesn’t matter if in a few days the FBI says it’s sewing the case back shut again. The damage is done, and it’s considerable.
Here is the meat the letter from FBI Director James Comey:
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.
I don’t know what’s in these emails, but it must be pretty damned significant for them to start this up again 11 days before the election.
UPDATE: Fox News is reporting that the emails were discovered during the investigation of Anthony Weiner’s sexting. Oh, this is all so perfect. These immoral hedonists all doing each other in.
Here is some video of Trump’s reaction during an appearance early this afternoon in New Hampshire.