Just two days before the election, FBI Director James Comey has announced that the new emails found on Huma Abedin’s computer does not change his earlier conclusion in July that there is no basis to criminally charge Hillary Clinton over her use of a private server, including emails containing classified information.
Comey wrote the letter below to Congress stating “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton.”
Clinton Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri immediately declared that the scandal was over:
‘We have seen Director Comey’s latest letter to the Hill. We are glad to see that he has found, as we were confident that he would, that he has confirmed the conclusion that he reached in July, and we’re glad that this matter is resolved.”
The quick dismissal of the importance of the emails will likely fuel criticism over Comey’s October 28th letter to Congress on the continuation of the investigation. Most assumed that the new emails had to contain material that would warrant such a departure from the general policy of the Justice Department to avoid actions or statements that might influence an election. According to Comey, however, it only took a few days to determine that the emails were significant enough to warrant a criminal charge.
Here is the letter: