In a letter to members of Congress on Sunday, FBI director James Comey said there is no need to change his conclusion and charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server.
In the letter, Comey said the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of additional emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process, he said the FBI reviewed all the communications that were to or from Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to secretary Clinton,” Comey wrote in the letter. “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.”
The device obtained belonged to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The new review has roiled the presidential campaign in its final days, shattering what had appeared to be Clinton’s solid grip on the race and emboldening Republican Donald Trump. During a campaign stop earlier Sunday, Trump warned that Clinton would be under investigation as president, prompting an “unprecedented constitutional crisis.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story
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