FBI director sticks to his original conclusion after new email review: Clinton shouldn't be charged
After a round-the-clock review of newly found emails, the FBI has found nothing that warrants prosecution of Hillary Clinton, according to FBI director James Comey.
Comey revealed his conclusion in a letter to the chairs of several congressional committees, report the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. “Based on our review,” he wrote, “we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”
Comey said in July that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state. He added, however, that Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in handling the email.
The new emails reviewed by the FBI belonged to Clinton aide Huma Abedin. They were on a computer belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. Anonymous officials said many of the emails were duplicates or similar to previous emails already reviewed, or were personal messages, according to the news coverage.