FBI Back To Burst Clinton's Bubble
James Comey rains emails on Clinton's parade.
The Short of It:
You might have thought the presidential election had its fate sealed, but last week the FBI emerged from the shadows, again, to turn the tides.
The Longer Version of It:
FBI Director James Comey told Congress last Friday that the bureau was investigating more of Hillary Clinton's emails.
Earlier in the year, the FBI announced it would close its probe into Clinton's handling of classified information while using a private email server during her term as secretary of state. No charges were filed. Last month, though, the FBI began an investigation looking into former congressman Anthony Weiner who had been accused of sexting with a teenager. Weiner resigned from office back in 2011 after accidentally posting a NSFW selfie of himself to Twitter. Weiner is also recently separated from his wife Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aid who left Weiner over his repeated sexting scandals. During their investigation into Weiner, the FBI says that they found thousands of Huma's emails on his laptop that may be linked to Clinton's private server.
What all of this will mean for Clinton is unclear for now. The Justice Department has however wagged a finger at Comey for speaking up about the controversy since U.S. officials are expected to keep quite about politically charged investigations so close to an election. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has accused Comey of breaking a law and Donald Trump says news of the emails is "changes everything" for him in the election. While Clinton has insisted that Comey hasn't given voters all of the facts, and needs to release all his information about the emails ASAP.
With just eight days left until the election, the FBI is switching up the way voters might lean pretty last minute.