With just two days to America electing a new president, the Democratic Party has gotten a huge boost after the FBI clears Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in the use of a private email server.
FBI Director James Comey said on Sunday in a letter to the American Congress that the bureau’s review had found nothing to change its original conclusion from July.
In July, the FBI said Mrs Clinton was careless but not criminal in handling sensitive material on her private email server while she was Secretary of State.
The saga came to light again late last month when the FBI announced it would review a new batch of emails that appeared to be “pertinent” to the investigation it suspended.
The new emails were reportedly found on the laptop of disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide.
The FBI found the new emails during an ongoing probe into Weiner’s alleged illicit communication with a minor. They have however, put an end to the investigation.
”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,” said Comey 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. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”
The Clinton campaign welcomed the news, saying they were confident no incriminating evidence would be found.
The campaign’s communication director, Jennifer Palmieri, told reporters onboard the campaign plane that they were glad ”this matter has been resolved”.