The Clinton campaign was caught off guard Friday after FBI director James Comey informed Congress that investigators had found new emails pertinent to the Clinton email probe.
Just ten days before the presidential election, Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that recent developments urged him to take another look at some of these emails.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote. “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.”
According to law enforcement officials the emails being examined were discovered during an investigation into the alleged sex crimes of disgraced New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
No additional information was released on what information the emails contain or how long the investigation could take.