FBI Director James Comey has informed Congress that it has looked through all the emails referenced in a letter last week and concluded that there is nothing in them to warrant charges or change the conclusion the agency came to last July regarding Hillary Clinton, the L.A. Times reports:
The letter said that agents “have been working around the clock to process and review” the emails, which had been found on a computer owned by former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin.
“During that process, we have reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State,” Comey wrote. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”
Text of Comey's latest letter. pic.twitter.com/pZO6nY9HTN
— Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep) November 6, 2016
The Clinton campaign commented on the new letter:
Clinton campaign comments on latest decision from FBI to not press charges against Clinton after reviewing addition emails pic.twitter.com/HxJZaGkLbZ
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 6, 2016
Comey defied Attorney General Loretta Lynch in his inappropriate and possibly illegal disclosure regarding emails related to Clinton’s server, the significance of which the FBI had not yet even assessed.
Comey’s disclosure gave the Trump campaign a boost at a time when its numbers against Clinton were sinking after Trump took the information (there was none), and spun out his typical web of lies.
FBI Dir just informed us "Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton"
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) November 6, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who still has his job, issued the following statement:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 6, 2016