After reviewing a batch of newly discovered emails, FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday that the agency has not changed its conclusions on Hillary Clinton, according to a letter he sent to various congressional committee chairmen.
“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,” read the letter. “During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.”
“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusion that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”
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Comey previously sent a letter to the same chairmen on October 28, 2016 to announce the discovery of new emails, and said that the agency would re-open their investigation on Clinton.
According to a tweet from NBC’s Tom Winter, the emails that were discovered were duplicates of the ones they had already reviewed.
NBC’s Pete Williams reports that nearly all of the e-mails found on the Weiner laptop were duplicates of e-mails FBI already reviewed.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) 6 November 2016
The FBI reached a conclusion in July that, while Clinton’s use of a private email server was “extremely careless,” they did not recommend any criminal charges be pursued.
This announcement comes just two days before the election between Clinton and Donald Trump. Members on both sides of the aisle criticized Comey’s earlier decision to announce the continuation of the investigation so close to the election.