UPDATE: The NY Times and Fox News confirm that the FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails based on deleted emails discovered on Huma Abedin's device. Abedin is Clinton's personal assistant. The emails, sent from Clinton's server, contain information in the Anthony Weiner underage sexting investigation.
Originally posted on Oct. 28, 2016 @ 2:43 p.m.:
The FBI announced it is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
FBI director James B. Comey, who declined to press charges on Clinton in September, sent a letter to Congress announcing the discovery of more emails from Clinton's server.
“I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed by on this yesterday, and I agreed that 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 wrote.
Comey is likely referring to the 33,000 emails Clinton illegally erased from her private email server.
On Wednesday, MegaUpload's Kim Dotcom tweeted information to U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi committee, instructing him how to download Clinton's missing 33,000 emails legally.
The 33,000 emails were not part of the 55,000 emails that Clinton turned over to the FBI during their initial investigation.
She was supposed to turn over ALL emails contained on the server. But instead, she erased the 33,000 emails with a program called Bleachbit.
"You don't use BleachBit for yoga emails or for bridesmaids emails," Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News Thursday.
Clinton could be charged with knowingly altering, concealing, falsifying, or destroying evidence with the intent to interfere with a federal investigation.
If charged and convicted she faces a sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine, or both.