What the FBI had to say about Clinton’s emails

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CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 31: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Legion Convention August 31, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clinton spoke about her vision for America's military and foreign policy. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

When FBI director James Comey announced that his agency was once again looking into emails sent and received on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, her ratings in the presidential polls dipped.
Now, however, the FBI has now told congressional leaders in another letter that we “have not changed our conclusion”.
The announcement will give Democrat Mrs Clinton, 69, a boost just before America goes to the ballot.
A spokeswoman for Mrs Clinton said the presidential wannabe was “glad this matter is resolved”.
With just 11 days to go before America cast its vote, Mr Comey sent a letter to congress saying that the bureau had found emails which it said were pertinent to an earlier investigation. As a result, it said it would now be looking into Mrs Clinton’s use of a private server while she was Secretary of State.
In July, Mr Comey said although Mrs Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless” there was no case to bring.
Sending the letter so near election day proved to be a controversial move, with Mrs Clinton’s team urging Mr Comey to release any details that he had to put the matter to bed before the election.
Now, in a further letter, Mr Comey has written: “Since my letter, the FBIinvestigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation.”
He said that his team had now reviewed all emails that were either to or from Mrs Clinton during her time as Secretary of State.
But he added:“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to secretary Clinton.”
He expressed thanks to the team at the agency for carrying out such a lot of work in a very short period of time.
Mrs Clinton was in the air on board her campaign plane when news of the latest letter broke.
Her spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said: “[Comey] has confirmed the conclusions that he released in July. We are glad to see that he has found, as we were confident he would, that he has confirmed the conclusions that he reached in July and we are glad that this matter is resolved.”
News of the latest letter and its contents may well shift Mrs Clinton’s place in the polls once more.

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