Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is both outraged and under investigation again. With nine days left before Americans take to the voting booths to decide who will be our next president, she is calling on the FBI to release "the full and complete facts" about its new investigation.
The man at the root of the investigation regarding her infamous email scandal being reopened? Former congressman, Anthony Weiner.
According to the reports, the newly discovered emails were found during an investigation into the disgraced congressman, who recently separated from Huma Abedin after a sexting incident went extremely sour. Weiner reportedly exchanged sexually explicit and inappropriate text messages with an underage girl, calling for the FBI and the New York Police Department to begin a preliminary investigation.
Hillary Clinton is being included in this investigation because of her connection with Abedin, with the "considerable number" of texts and emails reportedly being sent from at least one device Abedin and Weiner shared. The FBI is currently looking into whether or not any of the freshly discovered emails will influence the now-closed investigation into Clinton's server.
"Voting is underway, so the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately," Clinton said during a brief news conference. She then added that it was "imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay."
FBI Director James Comey made an independent decision to provide information about the politically sensitive investigation, given the unfortunate timing.
"We don't ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed," Comey said in a statement. "I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record."
Clinton also added that she is "confident whatever (the emails) are will not change the conclusion reached in July," especially considering Comey said he doesn't recommend criminal charges.
At the end of the day, this situation marks yet another occasion where Clinton is getting heat for being connected to a man who made decisions in poor taste. The question remains, will Anthony Weiner's sexting cost her the White House?
More on this story as it develops.
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