With speculation rabidly circling around if Hillary Clinton had new emails that may be damaging, all conjecture can now be laid to rest.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has just released the following statement that he received from FBI Director James Comey:
“FBI Dir just informed us “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton””
FBI Dir just informed us "Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton"
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) November 6, 2016
In other words, Clinton has been vindicated by the FBI and speculation can be put to bed.
The FBI’s original statement from July read:
“In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.
To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.”
So, to reiterate, nothing has changed in regards to what was previously determined, and the FBI has just confirmed this. Hopefully, all of the media will correct the record as such, as well as Clinton’s political rival, albeit not advantageous to him.
Now, let’s let the election proceed.
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