FBI Director Says No Criminality in Clinton Emails

November 07 2016
FBI Director Says No Criminality in Clinton Emails

Washington: Hilary Clinton has got an unexpected boost to her election campaign within few hours left behind the US presidential elections as the FBI director James Comey said on sunday that it has found no new evidence of criminality in a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails.

James Comey agency had again determined that the Democratic presidential candidate should not face any criminal charges for her email practices, providing a wild twist in the final moment of 2016 election year. FBI in its second letter said it had not changed its conclusions from its first report on Mrs Clinton in July.

Mr Comey said in his new 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 conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton."

The newly discovered emails came from a laptop owned by Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. His computer has been seized by FBI on Oct. 3 as part of an investigation into lewd text messages Weiner is alleged to have sent to a 15-year-old girl. Abedin has told people close to her that she does not know how her emails ended up on her husband's laptop.

A Department of Justice spokesman said only that the department and FBI had "dedicated all necessary resources to conduct this review expeditiously." Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted in response: "We were always confident nothing would cause the July decision to be revisited. Now Director Comey has confirmed it ."

Comey said the FBI had performed an "extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time."