The FBI has announced it is investigating new emails sent by Hillary Clinton on a private server during her time as Secretary of State, sending her campaign into panic mode just eleven days before the presidential election.

The emails were found during an investigation into illicit text messages between former congressman, Anthony Weiner, and a 15-year-old girl, according to the New York Times. Huma Abedin, Mr Weiner’s wife, is one of Mrs Clinton’s closest aides and was pictured with her yesterday as the news broke.

Moments after the FBI’s director James Comey announced the effective re-opening of the Clinton email investigation, Donald Trump seized the moment to go for the jugular at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, calling the announcement “bigger than Watergate”.

Meanwhile Mrs Clinton appeared blindsided by the news, she and her inner circle were all on board a plane and without Internet access when Mr Comey’s letter emerged. Reporters on board said her staff was unaware of the news before landing in Iowa for a rally – where she declined to mention the furore during her speech.

It wasn’t until later in the evening that Clinton made an official announcement, calling on the FBI to release immediately all information it has on the newly discovered emails.