Responding to the latest FBI probe into her emails, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tells a Kent State University audience that “there is no case here”.
(RESTRICTED POOL) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Monday (October 31) that she welcomed the FBI to look at the emails in the latest twist in the controversy over her use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
“There is no case here,” Clinton said at a rally at Kent State University, telling supporters she was confident the FBI would reach the same conclusion as it did in a year-long investigation – that there were no grounds for any charges.
Democrats kept up their attacks on FBI Director James Comey on Monday, accusing him of a double standard after he revealed his agency’s probe into more material that might relate to Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Clinton’s Republican rival, Donald Trump, has seized on Comey’s announcement on Friday to press his longstanding charge that Clinton lacks integrity, hoping he can make an improbable late comeback and win the Nov. 8 election.
The Clinton campaign and its supporters furiously attacked Comey for releasing information that raised questions but provided no details so close to the election. Some party leaders said the agency was concealing damaging information about the Trump campaign.
The FBI spent a year investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server, instead of government systems, while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Comey concluded in July that while Clinton and her staff had been “extremely careless” in handling classified information there were no grounds for any charges.
But the issue resurfaced unexpectedly on Friday when Comey sent a brief letter to members of Congress to tell them the agency was looking at new emails.