Vindicated: FBI Says Newly Discovered Clinton Emails Show No Wrongdoing
FBI director James Comey told congressional leaders the FBI “have not changed our conclusion”.
After the bombshell was dropped in March last year that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had been using her family’s private email server for official communications, all hell broke loose for the Democratic nominee.
But amid rising allegations of corruption and criminal activity, Clinton maintained her composure, insisting the email misuse was the result of using her Blackberry for both personal and professional emails out of convenience, and that there was no suspicious content in any of her communications, which the 69 year-old readily turned over to the FBI.
And despite her opponent, Trump, branding her “Crooked Clinton” and regularly dishing out tweets declaring her ‘a criminal’, several months of intense FBI investigations found no evidence of any form of criminal activity, with the FBI ultimately concluding this July that the presidential candidate had been “extremely careless” but that no charges should be filed against her.
Crooked Hillary Clinton will be a disaster on jobs, the economy, trade, healthcare, the military, guns and just about all else. Obama plus!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
But just when we thought the drama was all over, a new batch of suspicious emails were discovered on a laptop belonging to Clinton aide, Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner, reigniting the controversy last week.
However the FBI’s director, James Comey put new suspicions to bed this Sunday, telling congressional leaders the new batch of emails apparently related to Clinton’s private email server “have not changed our conclusion”.
“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,” Comey told Congress this week.
“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. I am grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time.”
A Clinton spokesperson has since responded to the announcement, telling media Clinton was “glad this matter is resolved”.
With the US presidential election now merely hours away, only time will tell if the public’s trust in the Democratic candidate has been restored. Clinton’s opponent, Trump, who was rushed off stage this weekend during a campaign speech in Reno, NV, after it was alleged a protester in the audience yelled out the word “gun”, has not yet commented on the controversy, though has made his stance clear on the issue in the past, tweeting, ‘Wow, 30,000 e-mails were deleted by Crooked Hillary Clinton. She said they had to do with a wedding reception. Liar! How can she run?’
Wow, 30,000 e-mails were deleted by Crooked Hillary Clinton. She said they had to do with a wedding reception. Liar! How can she run?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2016
(Clearly Trump has never been involved in the planning of a wedding.)
The US presidential election is set to take place this Tuesday.
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