The Federal Bureau of Investigation has received a warrant to inspect newly found emails associated to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to multiple reports on Sunday.
The warrant will enable Federal investigators to look into the emails to find whether they are connected to its investigation of the private email server that was used by the Clinton during his tenure as a secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
A famous Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of violating the law by trying to influence the upcoming election. Comey faced heavy criticism from Democrats on Sunday and he came under pressure to quickly offer details of the emails, as Clinton supporters feared the controversy could stretch beyond the November 8 election and impact Clinton transition in case she wins the election.
Clinton was initially leading in national polls over Republican nominee Donald Trump, but the gap is narrowing as the elections are nearing.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid wrote a letter to Comey on Oct. 30 suggesting he breached the Hatch Act, which restricts the use of a federal government position to effect election. Reid stated ‘’through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,”
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also questioned Comey’s decision of writing a letter to Congress about the email review before even knowing if they were related to the probe. Speaking during the “State of the Union” program at CNN, Podesta said Comey’s letter was long on innuendo and short on facts. Podesta blamed FBI chief for violating precedent by revealing aspects of an inquiry so close to the election.