The fresh inquiry into Hilary Clinton’s emails, which were exposed a few weeks before elections, found nothing to change the FBI's conclusion this summer, FBI director James Comey said in a letter to Congress on Sunday.
Such result has already sparked outrage from Clinton’s rival Donald Trump, who accused the bureau of impropriety. The Republican nominee cried foul after learning about the law enforcement bureau's decision.
At a rally in the Detroit suburbs, Trump insisted it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in such a short time."Right now she's being protected by a rigged system. It's a totally rigged system. I've been saying it for a long time,"
he told supporters in Sterling Heights, Michigan."Hillary Clinton is guilty, she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it and now it's up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8,"
On other hand, the Clinton campaign said it was "glad"
the lingering issue had been resolved and that they were always confident she would be cleared. Clinton herself did not address the FBI director's letter on the trail.
In Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, she said the country was facing "a moment of reckoning"
and Americans must choose between "division and unity"
In July, the FBI said she had been "extremely careless"
to handle classified material on a private email server as secretary of state from 2009-13, but it had found no evidence she committed a crime
However, 11 days before the election, FBI director James Comey had pitched the race into turmoil by announcing a newly discovered batch of Clinton emails would be investigated.
In a letter to Congress on Sunday, Comey said his investigators had "worked around the clock"
on the latest emails
, which were found in early October in a separate investigation. Comey said investigators had found no reason to change the FBI's earlier assessment that Clinton should not be charged for her handing of classified information.
Government officials told U.S. media that investigators had established the newly found emails were either personal, or were duplicates of correspondence they had previously reviewed.