With just 12 days to go until the Nov. 8 election, the FBI is reportedly re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, tweeted Friday that the law enforcement agency learned of new emails that could be relevant to the outcome of the investigation. "Case reopened," Chaffetz wrote.
FBI Dir just informed me, "The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation." Case reopened— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 28, 2016
FBI Director James Comey, who in July announced that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring a criminal case against Clinton for her unusual email setup, wrote in a letter delivered to several members of Congress, including Chaffetz:
In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I agreed that the the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.
Comey said it is unclear how long the additional work will take. CNN's Evan Perez reported on air that the reopened investigation is not likely to be completed before the presidential election.