The FBI, in other words, is not reexamining its previous findings. It is not questioning its previous legal conclusion that “no reasonable prosecutor” could determine that charges are warranted. Based on the letter, it appears that the FBI will simply provide the same scrutiny to these newly uncovered emails as it previously applied to the emails it already reviewed when it determined that criminal charges are not warranted.
Though the initial narrative to emerge from this new letter — a narrative pushed by Republican House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz — is that the FBI has “reopened” the case against Clinton, several reporters did acknowledge on Twitter that this narrative is not true.
And from tragedy to farce in record time.
And here we go…
These are almost certainly emails they’ve already produced from Hillary’s own server, but they probably need a court order to read them on Abedin’s phone. They might be pertinent, in that they’re from Hillary to one of her top aides, but there’s absolutely no reason to expect any no, much less significant, info from them.