The FBI says it will review emails in Clinton case it didn't know about before

The FBI is going to be looking at more Hillary Clinton emails.

Hillary Clinton's email problem isn't over.

More than four months after the FBI said the Democratic presidential candidate should not face criminal charges for her use of a private email server, the agency is going back to the investigation.


FBI Director James Comey, in a letter to Congress posted by NBC reporter Frank Thorp V, said the FBI "has learned of the existence of emails" that might be related to the case.

Comey and the investigators agreed they should review those emails, to see "whether they contain classified information," and to check if they even should be part of the investigation.

Still, Comey says the FBI "can not yet assess whether or not this material may be significant." He also can't give a timetable on how long the review might take, nor does he say how many emails they've just learned about.

Then there's this string of tweets from reporter Sam Stein, who was watching NBC reporter Pete Williams on MSNBC:

A brief update: The New York Times is reporting the FBI found the new emails during the investigation into former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is suspected of sexting with a teenager in North Carolina. Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin – Hillary Clinton's longtime aid and close confidante.

The emails were found on a device Weiner and Abedin shared, the Times says.

Some reaction

House Speaker Paul Ryan put out a statement saying Clinton should stop getting classified briefings until the matter is resolved.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz was one of the first to publicize the letter.

The background on Clinton's emails

Clinton's emails as Secretary of State have been a constant source of criticism for her and her campaign. After months of investigation, the FBI said she and her staff were "careless" and put national secrets at risk by using a private email server. But, the agency said it didn't find anything criminal. The FBI found Clinton sent or received classified information 113 times via email on her private, unsecured email server (out of more than 30,000 emails).

The FBI also found no evidence Clinton or her colleagues intentionally deleted emails. Though Clinton's team, before giving her email records to officials, said she deleted about 33,000 emails deemed "personal" and not work-related – which is something her opponent, Donald Trump, has repeatedly brought up.

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