CNN reported on Wednesday that it had obtained emails from FBI agent Peter Strzok that indicate he worked on the first draft of the letter former James Comey wrote to Congress just before the 2016 election in which Comey stated he was opening an investigation into newly-discovered emails involving Hillary Clinton.
Strzok wrote in one email on October 27 this draft for review:
In previous Congressional testimony, I referred, under oath, to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton's personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony. In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has °learned of the existence of emails pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that yesterday, I decided that the FBI had an obligation to take appropriate investigative steps to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
As CNN reported, “His colleagues then exchanged two additional emails referencing further comments and changes to Strzok's initial draft, which was ultimately forwarded to Comey by then-FBI chief of staff James Rybicki.”