FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, his agency again determined that the Democratic presidential candidate should face no criminal charges for her email practices, reports the Washington Post. The announcement cleared a distraction that had dogged the final days of Clinton’s campaign. Comey notified key members of Congress of the finding, writing that investigators had worked “around the clock” to review all the emails found on a device used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner that had been sent to or from Clinton and determined that the emails did not change “our conclusions expressed in July.”
Even as Comey removed the pending FBI investigation from the last 48 hours of the campaign, the central role the agency has played in the political process for months could cause lingering trouble for the FBI and Comey, who must work with whoever is elected president on Tuesday. Investigators reviewing the material found that the emails were either duplicates of correspondence they had reviewed earlier or personal e-mails that did not pertain to State Department business.