Another letter from FBI director James Comey to Congress

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November 4, 2016 - Washington DC

In a startling development, FBI director James Comey has sent another letter to members of Congress informing them of a further expansion of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of emails.

The full text of director Comey's letter follows.

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U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D. C. 20535

November 4, 2016

Honorable Richard M. Burr
Chairman
Select Committee on intelligence

Honorable Charles E. Grassley
Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary

Honorable Richard Shelby Chainnan
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

Honorable Ron Johnson
Chairman
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Honorable Devin Nunes
Chairman
Pennanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Honorable Robert Goodlatte
Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary

Honorable John Culberson
Chainnan
Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

Honorable Jason Chaffetz
Chainnan
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Dear Messrs Chairmen:

As noted in my letter of October 28, 2016, in previous congressional testimony, l 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 again writing to supplement my previous testimony.

In connection with a set of unrelated cases, the FBI has learned that every computer ever built may contain emails that could be pertinent to the investigation of former Secretary Clinton. I have therefore directed FBI agents to take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to examine every email ever sent to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation. 

The FBI cannot yet assess whether or not there may be an email on some computer somewhere on earth that is significant, so I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work. To expedite this process we will begin by examining emails sent to or received by Bill Cosby. I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous letter.

Sincerely yours,
James B. Comey
Director


Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Vice Chairman
Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Patrick J. Leahy
Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Barbara Mikulski
Ranking Member
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Thomas R. Carper
Ranking Member
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Adam B. Schiff
Ranking Member
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Honorable John Coyers, Jr.
Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Honorable Michael Honda
Ranking Member
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
Ranking Member
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

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    1. Yeah. I'm gritting my teeth already. BTW, your phone number is exposed in your ID. Was that intentional?

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