Hillary Clinton’s emails are taking over the world of politics once again. The FBI is back on the case after discovering new emails.
Before the FBI’s announcement, Clinton delivered her standard stump speech in Iowa Frida, with one line taking on additional ironic resonance.
“Donald Trump says he can still win, and you know, he’s right,” Clinton said. “Anything can happen in an election.”
Early Friday afternoon, anything did.
FBI director James Comey’s letter to congressional leaders revived an investigation that appeared to be over in July, when Comey recommended no charges be filed against Clinton for her use of a personal email server while secretary of state.
According to multiple reports, the new evidence came from a computer shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Wiener. The FBI is investigating him for allegedly sexting with an underage girl.
Comey’s letter said the FBI will work to determine if the emails found on the computer contain classified information and whether they might be significant. It gave no timetable for completion.
The Trump campaign seized on the issue at rallies in New Hampshire and Maine.
“The FBI, after discovering new emails, is reopening their investigation into Hillary Clinton,” Trump said to a cheering crowd.
Furious Democrats questioned the timing of the FBI’s disclosure.
“It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta wrote in a statement. “The director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining.”