FBI Looking Into New Clinton Emails

FBI director wants to make sure new emails don't contain classified info
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2016 1:06 PM CDT
FBI Looking Into New Clinton Emails
Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It seems Hillary Clinton's email scandal is going as a zombie this Halloween, because it's back from the dead. FBI director James Comey wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday to inform it that the FBI would be looking at a number of previously undiscovered emails to see if they contain classified information. "In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," NBC News quotes the letter as stating. The AP reports the new emails were not found on Clinton's private email server. They were found on devices belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and husband Anthony Weiner, according to the New York Times. They were found while the FBI investigates Weiner for allegedly sexting a 15-year-old girl.

It's unclear what's in the new emails, the Los Angeles Times reports. Regardless, Comey says he wants the FBI to look into whether the emails contain classified information. In his letter, Comey admits that it's impossible to say whether the new emails will be important one way or another, Reuters reports. He also says he "cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work." According to CNBC, the stock market dropped as news of Comey's letter spread. The same happened to the Mexican peso, Business Insider adds. Meanwhile, Donald Trump commended the FBI on having "the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made," according to Politico. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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