Washington (eTruePolitics) – The FBI’s discovery of a mysterious “symbol” hidden within Hillary Clinton’s e-mails prompted the bureau to reopen its investigation on the eve of the U.S. presidential election, FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee in previously undisclosed testimony at a closed session.

“The FBI’s Forensic Recovery team noticed the odd symbol cleverly hidden in between letters and occasional numbers,” explained Comey.

“At first we didn’t see it, then lo and behold we realized the symbol was literally right there in hundreds of e-mails. Maybe more.

“What does the @ mean? An anti-Christian symbol? The icon of a foreign cabal? A digitally encoded, Wall St whatchamacallit? We just don’t know.”

Under increasing pressure from Democrats, constitutional scholars, Justice Dept officials and even Republicans, about Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Comey, a former Republican political operative, grimly defended himself:

“The FBI will get to the bottom of this, even if it takes four years.”


Photo illustration and reporting by Ray Dougela