The newly discovered e-mails that triggered the re-opening of the investigation against Hillary Clinton were found on devices seized from Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner as part of the FBI's investigation into his sexting habits to teen girls. An insider said the uncovered e-mails from those devices number in the thousands.
Clinton is staying hushed on the matter only waving at the press at her campaign stop in Iowa Friday and ignoring questions.
Meanwhile, Trump stood before thousands today in New Hampshire who were shouting, "Lock her up."
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before," Trump said. "We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office."
Trump has been very critical of the FBI's handling of this investigation but said he had "great respect" that the bureau and the Justice Department were back on the case with renewed "courage to right the horrible mistake that they made."
“This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understand. It is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
NBC News is reporting that the FBI is re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server based on new evidence that has come to its attention.
Bureau director James Comey sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday stating:
"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation … 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.”
Here's the full letter:
During the initial investigation, Comey, and his team found a pattern of negligence in Clinton’s actions and that she mishandled classified information on a private server in her basement, but the FBI decided no charges should be filed. That doesn’t give much confidence that they’ll get it right this time. The timing of this couldn't be worse, either, as we are just weeks away from electing a president and it appears as though this investigation will take longer.