The FBI has opted to reopen its case looking at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday saying the FBI is looking into additional emails that were found in a different investigation, multiple outlets reported.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote. “I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
Clinton’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
The FBI cannot tell yet whether the new material is significant or how long the process will take, according to the letter.
Comey had closed the investigation into the server and recommended no criminal charges in a statement made on July 5.
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey said at the time.
At a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that the FBI’s previous investigation “was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood,” and that “perhaps finally justice will be done.”
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, tweeted that Friday was a “great day” for Trump’s campaign.
Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted a statement renewing his call to suspend all classified briefings for Clinton pending the investigation.