Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe – Washington Post

Senior FBI officials were informed about the discovery of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server at least two weeks before Director James B. Comey notified Congress, according to federal officials familiar with the investigation.

The officials said that Comey was told that there were new emails before he received a formal briefing last Thursday, although the precise timing is unclear.

The information goes beyond the details provided in the letter that Comey sent to lawmakers last week declaring that he was restarting the inquiry into whether Clinton mishandled classified material during her tenure as secretary of state. He wrote in the Friday letter that “the investigative team briefed me yesterday” about the additional emails.

The people familiar with the investigation said that senior officials had been informed weeks earlier that a computer belonging to former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) contained emails potentially pertinent to the Clinton investigation. Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, shared the computer with her husband, from whom she is now separated.

Comey did not notify Congress as soon as he learned about the emails because officials wanted additional information before proceeding, the officials said.

But all the nice people on TV told me that Comey is a bad man who was just waiting for his chance to ruin that nice Clinton lady’s campaign.  This is obviously Conservative-Media bias at the Washington Post.


On a related note, Scott Adams has an interesting theory on Comey’s actions both now and back when he elected to not recommend indictment for Hillary Clinton:

James Comey – As seen through the Persuasion Filter