Moments after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced it would reopen the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while serving as the secretary of state under President Barack Obama, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook deleted all of his tweets. An action that wasn’t ignored by WikiLeaks.
The FBI’s decision to reopen the probe appears to follow the federal investigation into the electronic devices belonging to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former member of the United States House of Representatives and his wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton.
According to officials, a batch of emails that “appear to be pertinent” to the previous investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server has been reviewed, leading to the relaunch of the probe.
“In connection with an unrelated case,” FBI director James Comey wrote in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
“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.
According to NBC, the Clinton campaign team was caught by surprise. A campaign spokesperson told NBC News they had “no idea” the FBI had reopened the investigation.
Following the decision to delete his tweets, Mook was openly mocked on Twitter.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) October 28, 2016
As of 4:00 PM ET this Friday, October 28th, no explanation has been given on his strange move.