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FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Oversight Committee to explain his agency's recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton. Comey, who prides himself on moral rectitude and a squeaky-clean reputation is being criticized from all sides for lobbing a stink bomb into the center of the presidential race. Former Justice Department officials and former prosecutors from both parties have called the revelation an improper, astonishing and perplexing intrusion into politics in the critical endgame of the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

James Comey said the FBI hasn't changed its conclusion in the Clinton email investigation


FBI Director James Comey sent a new letter to Congress Sunday, saying the bureau has not changed its July conclusion in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Eleven days before the Nov. 8 election, Comey informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails that may be related to Clinton's use of a private server during her time as secretary of state while investigating Anthony Weiner. Weiner is the estranged husband of former Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

In his most recent letter, Comey wrote that he was following up about his previous letter notifying Congress of the potential connection between the two investigations.

"Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation," he wrote.

Comey added that based on the review of those emails, as he said in July, Clinton should not face criminal charges.

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted shortly after hearing the news.

"We were always confident nothing would cause the July decision to be revisited. Now Director Comey has confirmed it," Fallon tweeted.

Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters, "We are glad to see that he [Comey]  has found -- and we were confident that he would -- that he has confirmed the conclusion he reached in July; and we’re glad that this matter is resolved." 

Comey's last-minute announcement could be good news for Clinton, with just two days before the presidential election.

Donald Trump praised the FBI during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday before finding out about Comey's most recent letter to Congress.

"There is little doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle, despite her effort to disparage and discredit the FBI," Trump said.

James Comey said the FBI hasn't changed its conclusion in the Clinton email investigation

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other Republicans responded to the letter

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan responded to Comey's letter saying, "Regardless of this decision, the undisputed finding of the FBI's investigation is that Secretary Clinton put our nation's secrets at risk and in doing so compromised our national security. She simply believes she's above the law and always plays by her own rules."

Democrats praised Comey's actions 

"While the original letter should never have been sent so close to an election, the expeditious review of these emails should put to rest -- once and for all -- the irresponsible speculation indulged in by the Trump campaign and others," Rep. Adam Schiff said. 

Comey's letter to Congress may be good news for Mexico

The value of the Mexican peso climbed 1.9 percent at 18.6649 against the U.S. dollar Sunday after the announcement, according to Business Insider.

Business Insider attributes the increase in value to the fact that Trump's anti-trade platform could have a negative impact on the Mexican economy. Over the last few months, the peso has actually become a sort of gauge to determining how the GOP nominee's campaign is doing.

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