FBI director says Clinton will not face charges for latest emails

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Violent crime has often been a local government concern and a problem that had been on the decline. But rising homicide totals in most of America’s large cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration. Comey says the "very disturbing" homicide spike has law enforcement scrambling to figure out why it’s happening now, and why in so many cities that seemingly have little in common. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – FBI Director James Comey says that agents have “reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton” that were part of newly discovered emails.

Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday informing them that the FBI has “not changed our conclusions” from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

The emails were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Comey’s brief letter did not indicate how many emails were reviewed or what sort of material was found in Abedin’s emails.

Comey’s initial letter last month revealing that agents were reviewing the newly discovered email breathed new life into Donald Trump’s campaign.

Trump has repeatedly warned that a cloud of scandal would follow Clinton to the White House.
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3:40 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is praising a letter by FBI Director James Comey confirming his July conclusions in her email case.

Says campaign communications director Jen Palmieiri: “He has confirmed the conclusions that he reached in July and we’re glad this matter is resolved.”

In a July press conference, Comey said he did not recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private server as secretary of state.

A letter sent nine days ago to congressional leaders said he was re-examining emails for relevance to her case.

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3:30 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has “not changed our conclusions” from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day.

In July, he chastised Clinton’s use of the private mail server but said that the bureau would not be recommending criminal charges against the Democratic nominee.

The new letter follows one Comey sent late last month in which he said agents would be reviewing newly discovered emails that may be connected to Clinton.

They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman and estranged husband of Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin.

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