Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has plummeted to just a 2-point margin, according to a new national poll out Saturday conducted even before the FBI director said in a letter to Congress that new evidence had been discovered concerning Clinton’s improper use of a personal email server while secretary of state.

Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey’s decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Clinton’s private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.

Comey’s announcement raises an important legal question: Does expanding the FBI’s investigation from the unrelated case to the Clinton case violate the Fourth Amendment?

Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI’s handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau’s actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” Trump, meanwhile, seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts about Clinton’s trustworthiness.

Trump surrogate and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the FBI “prematurely” wrapped up its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, arguing it’s “outrageous” that new emails linked to the probe have emerged.

This is the sentence, published in September by the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail, that led to Clinton’s new FBI woes: “Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl during which she claims he asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to engage in ‘rape fantasies.'”

As Hillary Clinton presses for a return to the White House, so, too, does the Clinton inner circle — the family of aides and confidants that have at times strained the loyalty, patience and political judgment of the figures at its center.

With Clinton seemingly on the cusp of winning the White House, Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who once described himself as “a perpetually horny middle-aged man,” has pulled the candidate into another drama and tested her close relationship with Abedin herself.

Weiner is cooperating with feds investigating his sexting scandal — turning over his laptop to the FBI — even as Clinton has not bothered to ask Abedin what’s on the device she shared with him.

VP Joe Biden said he was “not a big fan” of Weiner even before his whole sexting scandal blew up, forcing him to resign from Congress.

At a rally in Ohio, Queens Rep. Greg Meeks vented his distress over Comey’s “unbelievable letter,” and darkly insinuated that the missive might have had political motivations.

Trump told a donor that his presidential bid diminished his net worth by a staggering $800 million — a figure he claimed he’ll recoup in mere months after the election.

Trump initially offered the vice-presidential running-mate slot to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie but then withdrew it, sources told the NY Post.

Richard Yuengling Jr., the owner of the Pennsylvania-based Yuengling & Son beer company, announced his support for Trump to please one of the GOP nominee’s sons. The state’s first openly gay state lawmaker subsequently called for gay bars to boycott of the company.

The Clintons ordered renovation work on a house next to their Westchester County home without acquiring the proper permits. The former first couple bought the ranch-style home next door to their own Chappaqua residence in August as a getaway for their daughter Chelsea and her family.

A year after Paul Ryan was elected House Speaker, Republicans are asking whether the party will need to hit the reset button on Nov. 9.

Saying Trump is “absolutely crazy,” former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, a Democrat turned Republican, is heading a list of New Yorkers called “Republicans for Hillary.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he isn’t choosing sides, but he gets Donald, saying the GOP nominee “behaves extravagantly of course, we see this, but I think there’s a reason for this. He represents part of U.S. society that’s tired of having the elite in power for decades.”

The New York Times endorsed in a number of House races, including: NY-1 (Anna Throne-Holst, Democrat); NY-3 (Tom Suozzi, Democrat); NY-19 (Zephyr Teachout, Democrat); and NY-24 (Rep. John Katko, a Republican). The paper also backed U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s re-election bid.

NY-21 Democratic candidate Mike Derrick released a new TV ad slamming his GOP opponent, Rep. Elise Stefanik, for supporting Trump when other Republican elected officials abandoned him.

More than $1.5 billion in funding has been awarded to New York State home and business owners since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the city’s shorelines four years ago, Cuomo announced.

The de Blasio administration, reeling from the beating death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins, unveiled a joint effort with city schools to track abused kids. The Administration for Children’s Services will coordinate with the Department of Education and the NYPD to close some gaps that left kids at risk.

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who made sleek designs a centerpiece of his Tesla Motors electric cars, picked the Hollywood set of the “Desperate Housewives” television series to unveil SolarCity’s new solar roofs, which will be manufactured in Buffalo.

Assemblyman Charles Lavine, 69, of Glen Cove, said he has “some interest” in running for Nassau County executive next year, but will not make a decision until after the November general election, in which he is seeking a seventh term representing the 13th District.

The number of completely untaxed properties owned by government and non-profits has increased in New York — from 179,420 in 1999 to 219,602 last year, a 22 percent jump – which means those who are paying taxes are shouldering a bigger burden.

With a school bus strike looming, NYC Mayor de Blasio moved Saturday to allay the fears of parents and said a plan to deal with a walkout was in place. The city will offer students along the affected routes MetroCards and reimburse parents for the cost of car travel or car fare.

The NY Daily News takes a deep dive into the long and troubled relationship between de Blasio and Cuomo.

The mom of Sean Bell has penned a new book about her son, who was shot 50 times and killed by NYPD officers in 2006. Valerie Bell worked on writing “Just 23: Thoughts From a Mother” starting in 2007.

Niagara County Coroner Kenneth V. Lederhouse, one of four elected coroners in the county, said Friday he is resigning, effective at the end of the day Monday.

A commuter says a political message to support red light camera opponent Stephen Ruth was broadcast over Huntington’s Long Island Rail Road public address system last week — and the LIRR is investigating a similar complaint.

An audience member at the Metropolitan Opera sprinkled a powdery substance — what the police said may have been the ashes of his mentor — into the orchestra pit during an intermission of a performance on Saturday, setting off a police investigation and the cancellation of the rest of that opera and a production that evening.

Onondaga County’s plan to cut spending with retirement incentives saved about $7.7 million, but it wasn’t enough to avoid layoffs. The county will lay off 13 employees by Jan. 1, County Executive Joanie Mahoney said.

Tod “Doc” Mishler, an 80-year-old Bible-quoting horseman from Central New York, recently filed a legal claim demanding $50 million from New York City for his two horses, which were seized in June after Mishler rode one across the Outerbridge Crossing while pulling along the second one. The bridge connects Staten Island to New Jersey.

A Republican candidate to fill the job of Onondaga County elections commissioner – Danny Fitzpatrick, son of Onondaga County DA Bill Fitzpatrick – has released campaign videos in which he ridicules Democrats and suggests Syracuse is prone to Democratic voter fraud.

A former Syracuse priest, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, on Saturday became the first black woman to be elected to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church.