On Friday, 28 October 2016, FBI Director, James Comey, avouched that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is again inspecting electronic mail transcripts linked to Hillary Clinton. This electronic mail data is associated with the private email server provided to Secretary Clinton during her tenure as United States Secretary of State. Comey previously advocated that the Department of Justice refrain from implicating the former Secretary of State. Comey defended his “new” undertakings by stating that “recent developments” warrant additional review of the email.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and 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.”
Comey affirmed the uncertainty of the duration of the additional review. Comey said the FBI “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant.”