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Clinton email problem resurfaces 11 days before election

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>> A letter from FBI director, James Comey to a Senate committee stating the agency was probing more emails connected to Hillary Clinton, sparking wall to wall speculation Friday. Trump crowed, the Clinton campaign cried foul, and pundits suspected an October surprise. All because of a single letter? Reuters correspondent, Mark Hosenball.
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>> Because the letter was sent to all these people in Congress, including clear enemies of Hillary Clinton and friends of Donald Trump, this has immediately became quite a sensational development. It's not clear to me at this point how much substance there is in this story, but I mean it's become sort of sensational, and I guess the facts don't matter that much anymore.
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>> There's another juicy detail. The new probe of Clinton's emails came out of an investigation into Anthony Weiner. Yes, that Anthony Weiner, who is married to but separated from top Clinton aid, Huma Abedin. Authorities were reportedly investigating the former Congressman for sending sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl.
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As part of that investigation, they found Clinton-related messages on an electronic device Weiner shared with his wife. Hosenball says once the messages in the Weiner investigation were found, Comey may have felt obligated to inform Congress that the investigation continued.>> So the whole thing is very strange and murky, almost surreal.
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And it's very odd that all this stuff blew up so close to the election and I'm wondering why the FBI got itself involved in this kind of, what looks like a mess to me, this close to the election.>> Comey's letter to Congress promises the FBI will take appropriate investigative steps, but that it's unclear how significant the new emails may be.