Hillary Clinton thought she was coasting to the White House.
But FBI Director James Comey dropped the ultimate surprise.
He sent a letter to members of Congress of both parties saying the FBI had discovered new hidden emails and was reopening the case.
In a shocking turn of events, the FBI revealed they had discovered thousands of emails on a device belonging to top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
But it was how they discovered the emails that left everyone speechless.
The FBI uncovered the emails while investigating Abedin’s former husband Anthony Weiner for sexually explicit communications with a 15-year-old girl.
The Washington Post reports:
“Newly discovered emails found on a computer seized during an investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner thrust the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server back into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before the election.
Officials said the discovery prompted a surprise announcement Friday by FBI Director James B. Comey that the agency would once again be examining emails related to Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
In a letter to lawmakers, Comey said the FBI would take “appropriate investigative steps” to determine whether the newly discovered emails contain classified information and to assess whether they are relevant to the Clinton server probe.
The emails, numbering more than 1,000, were found on a computer used by both Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to law enforcement officials with knowledge of the inquiry who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The correspondence included emails between Abedin and Clinton, according to a law enforcement official.”
Republican nominee Donald Trump immediately pounced.
At a campaign stop, he declared that Americans can’t let Hillary Clinton’s criminal behavior into the White House.
We must not let #CrookedHillary take her CRIMINAL SCHEME into the Oval Office. #DrainTheSwamp pic.twitter.com/GtPkj4xIz6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2016
Prior to this disclosure, Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were in a free-fall.
Over the course of five days, she saw her numbers crater in the ABC/Washington Post Poll, as a 12 point lead dwindled to just 2 points.
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