First up, late last week, the director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a letter to Congress. It said the FBI had recently discovered more emails that maybe related to an investigation concerning Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The background: while she was U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, Clinton used a private email server instead of a government one. This gave Clinton more control over what emails were shared with the government. The FBI says her server was less secure than a government one. Clinton said she never sent or received information that was classified, containing U.S. government secrets.
But in July, FBI Director James Comey said a very small number of her emails were marked as having classified information. He called Clinton and her colleagues, quote, "extremely careless" in how they handled classified info, but said the FBI did not find clear evidence that they intended to break the law. The agency did not recommend criminal charges against Clinton and none were filed, and Clinton said it was a mistake to use a private server and that she would not do it again.
So, what's going on now? While investigating a separate case, the FBI says it found new emails that appeared to be related to the Clinton investigation. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Clinton betrayed Americans' trust by mishandling highly classified information.
But Clinton says the FBI has, quote, "no case". And her campaign says the agency is breaking its own custom of staying out of election year politics.
The FBI's review of the new emails is not likely to be finished by Election Day next Tuesday.