FBI director James Comey sent a letter to Members of Congress today saying that the agency was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State after the FBI discovered emails that it believed to be pertinent to the investigation.
In his letter, Comey offered no details about the emails, saying only that they were in connection with an unrelated case.
Various news outlets are reporting that the emails were discovered in conjunction with the FBI’s investigation into the Anthony Weiner sexting case.
“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 asses their importance to our investigation,” wrote Comey.
Comey had previously announced that the FBI would not be pursuing any charges after its investigation over the use of the private server.
The letter was sent to the chairmen of various Congressional committees.
A copy of the letter is included below.
Comey Letter to Lawmakers on Re-Opening Clinton Email Investigation