The debate over FBI director James Comey’s new Clinton email letter, explained
And here I was thinking that the FBI investigation into Hillary’s emails pertained to her using a private server. What is the FBI going to do next — get a warrant for Trump’s computers to see if he emailed Hillary?
FBI Director James Comey (Getty)
On Friday, FBI Director James Comey sent a three-paragraph letter to several members of Congress, in which he said that new emails related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation had been discovered.
The timing of Comey’s letter — sent just 11 days before the presidential election — created a media and political firestorm, and seemed to pose the prospect of some sort of smoking gun deeply implicating Clinton that could swing the election.
But as more facts have emerged after hours of leaks from anonymous government officials tovariousmediaoutlets, it’s become pretty clear that what actually happened is not necessarily all that earth-shaking. Namely:
- The new batch of emails is from a laptop that Clinton aide Huma Abedin shared with her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
- The FBI came upon them because they’re investigating Weiner’s reported sexting of an underage girl…
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