FBI obtains warrant to examine Clinton emails

Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to
Hillary Clinton’s private server, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as a prominent
Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by trying to influence the election.

The warrant will allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine the emails to see if they are relevant to its probe of the private email server used for government work by Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

Comey came under heavy pressure from Democrats on Sunday to quickly provide details of the emails, as Clinton allies worried the prolonged controversy could extend beyond the Nov. 8 election and cast a shadow over a Clinton
transition if she wins the White House.

Comey’s disclosure of the email discovery in a letter to Congress on Friday plunged the final days of the White House race between Clinton
and Republican Donald Trump into turmoil.

Clinton had opened a recent lead over Trump in national polls, but it had been narrowing even before the email controversy resurfaced.

The unexpected turn in the email controversy shook financial markets’ conviction of a Clinton
victory in the election and the U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies in early Asian trading
on Monday.

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