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The FBI announced Friday it had uncovered new emails that appear to be “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server — and now we know how they found them.

Federal law enforcement officials told The New York Times that the new evidence was discovered after the FBI seized “electronic devices” belonging to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, disgraced congressman Anthony Wiener. The seizing of the devices was reportedly linked to Weiner's sexting scandal.

FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to Congress that the emails “appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” but claimed he didn’t know yet if the information was significant. FBI investigators are currently trying to determine whether the emails contain “classified information.”

FBI Director James Comey – Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
FBI Director James Comey – Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Trump took advantage of the FBI announcement during a New Hampshire campaign event on Friday and agued “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before.”

“We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office,” he told cheering supporters.

The Clinton campaign did not immediately address the latest email controversy and the Democratic presidential nominee ignored a reporter’s question as she exited her plane on Friday.

The FBI’s decision to resume its probe into Clinton’s private email server comes just 11 days before Election Day.

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