FBI head James Comey notified Congress that he was pursuing new information in the over-but-never-officially-closed "investigation":
In a letter to congressional leaders, Comey said that the FBI had, in connection with an “unrelated case,” recently “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the Clinton investigation.”
Comey wrote that he had been briefed on the new material Thursday. “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,” he wrote.
I share Captain Ed's puzzlement - in July Comey had announced that, the statute notwithstanding, he would only consider charges if he could show that, in addition to mishandling classified information (the evidence of which was abundant) Team Hillary had criminal intent or attempted to obstruct the investigation.
So how could investigating whether these newly discovered emails contain classified information upset the July decision to Move On?
For two cents I have a guess! We really don't know where or how the FBI found these emails. But suppose these emails took a different path to deletion from the many other emails that Hillary turned over or which the FBI recovered from her server. And what if the timing or nature of that alternative path reeks of cover-up and obstruction? The deliberate destruction of non-classified emails may be adequately innocent, but the deliberate deletion of classified info after the investigation was underway? Harder to overlook!
I don't know. I also don't know how Comey can keep his job after this spectacularly bad pre-election timing, although I also don't know how President Hillary can fire him. Presumably Obama can dispatch Comey on his own way out.
ARE WE THERE YET? The announcement of an FBI investigation into one of the major candidates less than two weeks before the election makes me hope we are within striking distance of Peak Crazy. But we have eleven days to go!
OMG! ANTHONY WEINER STRIKES AGAIN?!? Per the Times:
New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Anthony Weiner’s Electronic Devices
WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the thousands — potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.
Now I am worried. If Weiner's sexting leads to Hillary's defeat I may literally die laughing. Huma, Hillary, and the men they married - feminists will never let this go.