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FBI reopening Clinton email investigation

The FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

In a letter sent to lawmakers on Friday, FBI Director James Comey said the FBI learned of the existence of more emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

After being briefed by his investigative team, Comey “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 asses their importance to our investigation.”

Comey said he could not predict how long it would take the bureau to assess whether the new emails are “significant.”

NBC News first reported the existence of the letter.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tweeted Friday morning before the letter’s release: “FBI Dir just informed me, ‘The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.’ Case reopened.”

The full text of Comey’s letter reads:

In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agree that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether the contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete the additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

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