WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has “not changed our conclusions” from earlier this year that she should not face charges.
Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day.
In July, he chastised Clinton’s use of the private mail server but said that the bureau would not be recommending criminal charges against the Democratic nominee.
The new letter follows one Comey sent late last month in which he said agents would be reviewing newly discovered emails that may be connected to Clinton.
They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman and estranged husband of Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin.
“We’re glad to see that as we were, that he has found, as we were confident that he would, that he has confirmed that the conclusions that he reached in July,” said Clinton. “And we’re glad that this matter is resolved.”
Hours earlier at a campaign stop in Iowa, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the audience that it was a near certainty that rival Clinton would be indicted.
“There is little doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle despite her effort to disparage and discredit the FBI,” Trump said. “If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis.”
Running mate Mike Pence Mike suggested he wasn’t satisfied with the FBI’s conclusion, telling a raucous crowd in North Carolina, that “mishandling classified information is a crime.”
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