Email Scandal Still Haunts Clinton

– The scandal poses a new danger for Clinton

Venkata Kondubhatla

Washington,D.C.: An on-going investigation into an unrelated case prompts the FBI to review Clinton’s email scandal case, just 11 days before the presidential election.

The FBI director James Comey sent a letter to Republican congressional committee chairs Friday announcing that he is taking a new look into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Clinton reacting to this unexpected development said, “the American people deserve to get full and complete facts immediately”.

“We are just 11 days away from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes, and the voting is underway,” she said.

The FBI director said the new information might not be significant, she said. Her opponent Donald Trump said, “this changes everything”.

A yearlong investigation was completed into the Clinton’s emails scandal, and she was cleared in July with FBI recommending no charges. But now that FBI wants to renew the case, many question the timing of the investigation.

With just less than two weeks to the presidential election, the renewal of the case will only pose danger to the democratic nominee.

However, the FBI director had no other choice. Comey had given testimony under oath about the case, and he is obliged by the rules of Department of Justice to apprise the relevant committees in the wake of new information.

The FBI had a lead when they were looking into an unrelated case of Anthony Weiner, a former member of House of Representatives from New York. He was charged with texting his explicit sexual material by cell phone to women. Weiner later resigned as a congressman in 2011.

Again in 2013, we was charged for texting sexual material and separated from his wife Huma Abedin, who is vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton campaign committee. She works very closely with Clinton.

While the FBI was probing Weiner’s case, they found a new device with Clinton emails. No details are available about the emails or if there is any classified information in them at this time.

Questions arise as to why this information was given to the FBI in the first place in the yearlong investigation when the FBI asked the Clinton aides to provide them with all the emails that they might be possessing.

The renewal of the email scandal bring back to the fore the trust problems that Clinton has been facing.

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