FBI: New emails do not change July conclusion against prosecution

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FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to the House Intelligence Committee Sunday that after examination of all the relevant new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server uncovered in connection to the investigation of former Congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal, the bureau has uncovered no evidence leading it to alter its July decision to recommend no criminal charges against Clinton.

The FBI had to sort through some 650,000 messages found on Weiner's laptop to reach this conclusion, leading some to fear that they could not be reviewed by Election Day and that Comey's decision to reopen the Clinton investigation was merely a political ploy.

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