*Happy days are here again for the Hillary Clinton campaign. That’s because on Sunday, the FBI’s investigation into newly discovered emails potentially pertaining to her private email server will not result in any new charges, the bureau announced on Sunday.
In a letter to Congress, FBI Director James Comey said that he was not going to reverse his prior conclusion that Clinton acted legally ― and carelessly ― in using a private server while she was secretary of state.
“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. 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 very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time.”
The statement comes a a little over a week after Comey freaked out the political world with his announcement that the FBI had discovered additional emails that may have been pertinent to their investigation of Clinton’s email server.
As we reported, the letter Comey sent to Congress on Oct. 28 was vague, to say the least. Meanwhile, subsequent reports revealed that the emails had been discovered on the computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Agents began poring through the newly discovered emails, which were believed to number roughly 650,000. Without knowing the results, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his surrogates quickly asserted that there would undoubtedly be confidential communications found among the emails. They have also argued that an indictment against Clinton was surely coming, and put out television advertisements based on the new discoveries
But Sunday’s announcement strongly suggests that is not the case.