Federal Bureau of Investigation sticks to earlier view not to charge Clinton over email server

FBI Director James Comey

Though a relief to Democrats and Clinton, the news also infuriated some who wondered why the new emails - if apparently insignificant - were ever made public in the first place.

The agency has announced that it would not make any changes to its July decision, that Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails, Director, James Comey, told lawmakers on Sunday. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday's announcement made Comey's earlier letter "even more troubling" for creating a false impression about the inquiry.

Comey informed Congress of the newly discovered emails more than a week ago, throwing the race for the White House into turmoil and eroding Clinton's lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump in the final stretch before Tuesday's (Nov 8) vote. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton. "You can't do it folks", Trump added, referencing the additional emails the FBI recently said it discovered that were "pertinent" to its initial investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of State.

Prince, citing a source within the police department, also cited evidence that linked Hillary Clinton to reports of underage sex actions by her husband.

"We're glad this matter is resolved", Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said after learning of Comey's letter. Clinton is seen as a candidate of the status quo and her policies are viewed as more predictable than her Republican rival, a political novice.

"And now it's up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8th", Trump said.

"If we come together with the common vision, common faith, we will find common ground", she declared. You can't review 650,000 emails in eight days.

Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said he believed the damage to Clinton's campaign had been overstated. "I don't think the original letter was going to cost her the campaign and I don't think this is going to win it for her". In the nine days between Comey's initial statement that he was looking at more emails and his all-clear announcement on Sunday, almost 24 million people cast early ballots - about 18 percent of the expected total votes for president. He told the Sarasota crowd that "the system is rigged, but at least we know it".

"You can't do it folks", Trump said, mischaracterizing the number of emails the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviewing for connections into the private server Clinton used as secretary of state.

During remarks at a black church in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, Mrs Clinton urged voters to choose "unity over division" as she sought to close a caustic presidential campaign on an uplifting note.

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