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Hillary Clinton Has Just Been Cleared AGAIN in the FBI Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday in a letter to Congress that the bureau has reviewed the emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server that were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer, and has found nothing to change their previous conclusion about the case. Comey still does not recommend charging Clinton for her use of a private email server during her time as 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,” Comey wrote in the letter. “During that time we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusion.”

A letter from Comey a little over a week ago seemed to throw the election into a tailspin, making people think that new evidence had been found and that Clinton might be in trouble. In reality, almost all the emails were duplicates of those the FBI had already seen in their previous review, according to NBC reporter Pete Williams.

Clinton Spokesman Brian Fallon wrote on Twitter, “We were always confident nothing would cause the July decision to be revisited. Now Director Comey has confirmed it.”

Comey has been harshly criticized on both sides of the aisle. Democrats say there was no reason for him to send his first letter, given that at the time the FBI hadn’t even read the emails, and the announcement had the potential to affect the election’s outcome. While Trump was initially thrilled that Comey had caused the emails to be in the news again, his Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC Sunday that the investigation had been mishandled.

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.