Clinton and Trump in last-day dash with FBI email probe over but not forgotten

From The Washington Post:

FBI Director James B. Comey said Sunday that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Clinton — an inquiry that had roiled the presidential race for nine days — and found nothing to alter its months-old decision not to seek charges against the former secretary of state for her use of a private email server.

In a letter to congressional committee chairmen, Comey said investigators had worked “around the clock” to review the emails. The investigators found that the emails were either duplicates of correspondence they had reviewed earlier or were personal emails that did not pertain to State Department business, government officials said.

The emails were on a computer used by former congressman Anthony Weiner — the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin — that was seized during an FBI investigation into lewd text messages that Weiner (D-N.Y.) is alleged to have sent to a 15-year-old girl.

In late October, Comey said that some of the emails on the computer, sent or received by Abedin, may have been “pertinent” to an FBI investigation of a private server that Clinton used to conduct government business.

On Sunday, however, Comey said that after reviewing emails on the computer, “we have not changed our conclusions expressed in July.”

On Monday, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook criticized Comey’s initial decision to notify Congress of the new emails as “bizarre,” even as he expressed relief at the final outcome.

“We were glad obviously that this was resolved,” Mook told “Good Morning America” on ABC. “I don’t understand why he couldn’t have just looked into the matter and resolved it and not created such a ruckus in the campaign but we’re just glad in this last day Hillary can …

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