Hillary Clinton has insisted she is "confident" new emails being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation will not change the result of previous probes. The emails in question are from a separate investigation into sexting allegations against former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of a close Clinton aide.
"Therefore, it's imperative that the bureau explain this issue and question whatever it is without any delay", Clinton said.
The surprise word from FBI Director James Comey came after his agency discovered new communications on a computer jointly used by close Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, a former NY congressman, according to USA law enforcement officials.
Trump has argued Clinton should be jailed for storing several pieces of classified information on her private email server and misrepresenting that fact to the American public, though he did not explicitly say Friday that Clinton should be indicted or jailed.
"I'm confident whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July", Clinton said at an impromptu news conference Friday on the FBI's action.
"Director Comey's letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the director himself notes they may not even be significant", John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chair, said in a statement to the Times Friday.
According to NBC News, the newly discovered emails were sent by Abedin to Clinton from a laptop used by Weiner, who also saw a bid to become mayor of NY founder over similar claims in 2013. A Clinton campaign official later said she misspoke.
Authorities in NY and North Carolina are investigating online communications between Weiner and a 15-year-old girl, a USA official said.
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Republican Donald Trump's Wisconsin campaign director Pete Meachum said voters deserve to know if state Democrats will stand by Clinton.
"Of course, we don't ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record", Comey wrote to his employees. "We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office", Trump said. Her act was criticised as tantamount to compromising national security.
The Department of Justice, which followed Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, declined to comment Friday. "This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understand", Trump said and hoped it would now be corrected.
Comey previously concluded in July that the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server should not result in criminal charges.
Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was being interviewed by Yahoo News' Bianna Golodryga when the news first broke.
Nelson campaign spokesman Ethan Susseles said in an email that the campaign is still learning what the announcement means but Nelson has always had "serious concerns" about how Clinton handled her emails.
Clinton insisted all along that she never sent or received emails that were marked classified at the time, but some emails on her server were later deemed top secret or included confidential or sensitive information.