FBI Director James Comey: Not recommending charges over new Clinton emails
By: Albert Jankowski, Xiro Xone News November 6, 2016 Updated: 4:13 PM
FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday that his agency's review of newly discovered emails has not changed his earlier conclusion that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should not be prosecuted for her handling of classified information over email as secretary of State.
In a letter to lawmakers, Comey said the FBI is standing by its original findings made in July.
"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," Comey said in the letter. "During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of State," Comey wrote. "Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton."
The FBI began investigating the handling of classified material on Clinton's private server in New York shortly after she announced her bid in April 2015. Last July, in an extraordinary public statement on an ongoing case, Comey announced he was not recommending criminal charges against Clinton.
Comey’s original decision to notify federal lawmakers of the new review went against the advice of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Speaking to reporters aboard the campaign plane, Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters they are happy the issue has been “resolved.”
“We have seen Director Comey’s latest letter to the Hill,” she said. “We were glad to see that as we were -- that he has found as we were confident that he would that he has confirmed the conclusions that he really -- reached in July and we’re glad this matter is resolved.”
Clinton spent Sunday campaigning alongside basketball superstar LeBron James in his home state of Ohio and appear in New Hampshire with Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who delivered a stinging indictment of Trump at the Democratic convention earlier this year.