With just over one week to go until Americans head to the polls and vote for the next president, a new inquiry into emails related to Hillary Clinton could give Donald Trump an edge again after he declined in the polls due to comments about women and poor debate performances.
According to Newsweek, the FBI has begun examining emails from Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while she was Secretary of State again, after they found what was labeled as potential "new evidence" during an unrelated inquiry into former Congressman Anthony Weiner over allegations he sent sexual text messages to an underage girl. Agents seized a laptop Weiner shared with his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, which led to the new inquiry into Clinton.
The evidence reportedly relates to how Abedin managed her own emails, and not whether they are evidence of emails that Clinton withheld during the investigation, and there is nothing which suggests she did anything illegal. None of the emails were to or from Clinton either.
Despite the investigation not necessarily relating directly to Clinton however, her opponent, Donald Trump seized on the news, using it to further exploit his claims that she had committed a crime and shouldn't win the Preisdency as a result, and even told The New York Times that he felt it was the stroke of good luck he needed which could turn the election around and in his favor during the final week of campaigning.
"I think it's the biggest story since Watergate," he said. "I think this changes everything."
Clinton herself has since spoken up about the new investigation, encouraging FBI Director Comey to release all of the information he finds and has so the American people get all of the facts and aren't swayed by speculation.
"Even Director Comey noted that this new information may not be significant," she said. "So let's get it out."