WASHINGTON – The FBI is investigating newly discovered emails related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a letter sent Friday to multiple congressional committee heads by FBI director James Comey.
“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 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 did not say how the additional emails came to light or provide more information on the “unrelated case.” However, the New York Times reported that the emails were uncovered after FBI agents seized electronics belonging to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. Federal agents are investigating allegations that Weiner sent illicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.