Just 11 days before Election Day, FBI Director James Comey has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee informing them of his intention to restart the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. A new batch of emails somehow relating to Hillary’s case were found in an unrelated, ongoing investigation of Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman from New York and former spouse of Hillary’s closest aide Huma Abedin.
Although Comey cites new emails from Anthony Weiner’s server as his impetus, I wonder if recent revelations made public of shady dealings and DOJ interference are forcing him to act. 11 days before Election Day is certainly not ideal timing for the Clinton campaign. There are rumors of disgruntled FBI investigators and a drop in morale following the decision not to pursue Hillary on her email scandal, and accusations that Comey has politicized the FBI.
“At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official.”
DOJ officials pushed back against opening a case, claiming to have already investigated and cleared the Clinton Foundation from any wrongdoing.
Since Comey is citing new information from a separate FBI investigation rather than Wikileaks, the McCarthyistic red herring of claiming Russian interference in the election cannot be used to deflect or shut down the probe. But we will have to see if Comey changes his ways, or decides to continue destroying evidence and handing out immunity deals like candy to help Hillary’s cover-up.