At The Hill By Katie Bo Williams --
The FBI on Friday said it is assessing new emails "pertinent" to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a stunning and unexpected move that comes over a week before the presidential election.
In a letter sent to lawmakers on Friday, FBI Director James Comey said
the bureau has learned of the existence of more emails "that appear to
be pertinent to the investigation." The messages were found "in
connection with an unrelated case," Comey wrote without further
After being briefed by his team, Comey "agreed that the
FBI should take appropriate investigative steps" to determine whether
the emails "contain classified information, as well as to asses their
importance to our investigation."
Comey said he could not predict
how long it would take the bureau to assess whether the new emails are
"significant," meaning the investigation could hang over Clinton's head
through the election.