FBI reopens investigation into Clinton e-mails
America´s Federal Bureau of Investigation reopened an investigation into the use of an unauthorised e-mail server by ex-US Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
By way of an immediate reaction, stocks on Wall Street came off sharply, with the Dow Jones Industrials down by 0.33% or 59.44 points to 18,112.11 and the S&P 500 losing 0.50% to 2,122.36 as of 1842 BST.
In parallel, the US dollar spiked 1.26% to 19.0772 versus the Mexican peso.
"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote the chairmen. "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," FBI chief James Comey said in a letter sent to eight congresional committee chairman, CNN reported.
The FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant," Comey added.