"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
--V (V for Vendetta)
Yesterday afternoon news hit that the FBI will reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email improprieties. Bureau Director James Comey sent letters to congressional leaders informing them that, based on new evidence that has surfaced in connection to an unrelated case (which appears to be the investigation of former congressman Anthony Weiner whose now estranged wife is a Clinton adviser), the FBI will take "appropriate investigative steps" to review the evidence and its pertinence to the case.
Theories as to why Comey is reopening the case, particularly with the presidential election less than two weeks away, range widely. One theory that personally resonates is that if Comey did not formally reopen the case, then disgruntled agents were going to leak the evidence, thereby forcing his hand.
There is even a theory that suggests Comey remains in the back pocket of the administration and is using this to temporarily distract public attention from the steady stream stream of Wikileaks documents that are increasingly weighing against the Clinton campaign.
It does seem apparent that potential for leaking information, whether is be from Wikileaks, the Bureau, or other sources, is driving bureaucrats to act in manners that are extremely out of the ordinary.
Stated differently, pushing closely held government information out into public view reduces State power and increases social power.