On July 1, 2016, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a promise: she would accept the FBI’s recommendation of whether or not to press charges in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Almost four months later, that promise has taken on renewed significance in light of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement on Friday that the agency is reviewing newly discovered emails relevant to the Clinton email investigation. The emails were obtained during an “unrelated investigation,” Comey said.
The New York Times reported Friday that the emails were obtained from a device belonging to either longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, or her estranged husband, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for sending illicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.
So far, Lynch has remained silent on Comey’s announcement regarding the newly discovered emails.