WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the FBI said on Friday (Oct 28) the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to determine whether they contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be.
In a letter to key Republicans committee chairmen in the House of Representatives, FBI Director Comey said that he"cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work."
Comey wrote: "In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.
"I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and 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," he added.
"Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be signifcant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony," Comey concluded.
These newly discovered emails were found on a separate device during an unrelated probe, a US government source said on Friday.