Election Bombshell, FBI Re-opens Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Crimes
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HeffX-LTN has learned that the FBI is officially re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-Mail server
The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is Classified information in new e-Mails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server.
The FBI said in July its investigation was finished, it has been re-opened as the pressure on Director James Comey mounts.
The disclosure signals that the FBI’s the criminal investigation involving the Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just days before the November 8 election.
The Clinton’s Campaign did not respond to request for comment.
In a letter sent to Congressional leaders, FBI Director James Comey said that new e-Mails have come to light recently that have prompted investigators to take another look at the sensitive government information that flowed through the private e-Mail sever Mrs. Clinton used while serving as US President Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State.
The S&P 500 (-0.5%) and the DJIA (-0.3%) dove in the news.
The broader markets is attempting to stabilize after Congressman Jason Chaffetz tweeted that FBI director James Comey will re-open a probe into Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s e-Mails.
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