Friday, October 28, 2016

Senator Richard Shelby Says FBI to Re-open Clinton Email Case Due to New Evidence

"My office was just alerted that the FBI is reopening its investigation into Secretary Hillary Clinton's e-mails."

In a Facebook post today Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama claims, according to his office, he has received a letter addressed to the various pertinent committee chairmen stating that new evidence has come to light and the FBI is going to re-open the investigation into Hillary Clinton's personal email server.

The letter is dated October, 28, 2016 and is written on "Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation" letterhead.

In a screenshot of the letter shared on Shelby's Facebook page, Director Comey informs the Chairmen:

"Dear Messrs Chairmen,

"In previous congressional testimony I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton's personal email server. Due to recent developments I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

"In connection with an unrelated case the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. 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. 

"Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees after our efforts in light of my previous testimony."

The letter is then signed:
Sincerely yours
James B. Comey, Director.

The letter is addressed to Chairman Burr, Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Grassely, Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Shelby, Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Chairman Johnson, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Chairman Nunes, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Goodlatte, Committee on the Judiciary, Chairman Culberson, Appropriations and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Chaffetz, Chairman on Oversight and Government Reform.

(See the letter/Facebook post)