FBI Director James Comey Releases New Letter

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FBI Director James Comey

Comey Says Clinton Email Probe is Over

Two weeks ago, when FBI Director James Comey issued a letter to congress, stating new-found emails, on Anthony Weiner’s computer, were going to be investigated. This opened the door to new speculation while also apparently causing Clinton to decline in her voter support. It had been proposed that the new investigation would take weeks or months to complete. As slow as the wheels turn in Washington, D.C. no one was surprised to hear how lengthy the investigation might take. however, the fact that it basically took just days causes concern as to why the investigation was announced just shortly before election day.

Comey released the letter he wrote to the U.S. Congress members. It stated that his team has finished the review of Hillary Clinton-related emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s devices. As a result Comey said the agency is not changing the guidance it gave on Clinton’s private email server in July. He stated that Clinton will not face charges for the new emails his department reviewed.

FBI Director James Comey

The letter, from Comey, states, “I write to supplement my October 28, 2016 letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional invesitgative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server. Since my letter, the FBI investigative 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. During this process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.” He continued, “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.” He concluded, “I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time.”

It is not known how much damage, if any, his original letter of October 28 may have hurt Clinton. Her support did show some decline following the release of the letter. Now, with just two days before the election it is again not known how the new letter may or may not hurt or help the candidate.

 

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