FBI clears Clinton of wrongdoing in latest email probe

The FBI has announced that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges following a review in to the latest email drama, lifting a cloud of uncertainty that has shadowed the final days of her presidential campaign.

Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to congressional lawmakers two days before Election Day.

It said the FBI has worked “around the clock to process and review a large number of emails” obtained from a device belonging to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.


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Comey said the review has not changed the FBI’s stance from earlier this year that Clinton should not be prosecuted for her handling of classified information at the State Department.

It puts an end to the uncertainty that has surrounded Clinton’s campaign.

Clinton slammed Comey’s decision to announce the bureau had reopened its probe into the Democratic Presidential nominee’s email scandal late last month, calling it “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.”

The decision shattered what had appeared to be Clinton’s solid grip on the race and emboldened Republican Donald Trump.

However, the latest NBC-Wall Street Journal US poll, released on Monday morning, shows Clinton with a four percentage point lead over Trump just a matter of days out from the election.

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