>> I have great respect for the FBI for righting this wrong.>> I have now seen Director Comey's letter to Congress.>> The uproar over the FBI's renewed examination into Hillary Clinton's emails blindsiding nearly everyone, from candidates to politicians, with less than two weeks until Election Day. But a day after the news broke, the real story may have less to do with Clinton, Trump, this guy, or his wife.
And everything to do with FBI director James Comey. Back to him in a moment. Here's what we know so far. FBI agents probing disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner for allegedly sexting with a 15-year-old girl, came across a device he shared with the woman he's married to but separated from Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's closest aides.
It contained close to a thousand emails Abedin exchanged with Clinton. When investigators found it, they took it straight to the Director.>> The FBI is completing its investigation.>> You probably remember when Comey told Congress in July, the FBI had completed its investigation of Clinton's use of private email.
He said, Clinton was, quote, careless with classified info, but he wasn't going to press charges. Fast forward to just a few days ago, and he's faced with what might be new emails, and he's in a tough spot. The Department of Justice has a longstanding policy not to do anything that could appear politically motivated, but Comey promised Congress to notify them if the investigation turned up anything new.
He also knows that Republicans in Congress love to investigate anything that smells like a cover-up. It's worth noting as well that Comey, a Republican appointed to the job by Barack Obama, has a strong independent-minded streak. He may have opted to keep his promise and cover his, you know what.
Calculating a scandal ahead of the election would be shorter lived than allegations of a cover-up afterward.