On Sunday, the FBI director James Comey, told Congress in a letter that the new emails linked to Hilary Clinton’s private email server have confirmed his earlier decision not to prosecute her as she has committed no criminal wrongdoing. Mr. Comey sparked a firestorm two weeks ago when he told Congress that the FBI had found new emails related to its previous probe of Mrs. Clinton. He has now reversed his decision and according to the latest findings, Clinton will not be tried for mishandling thousands of classified documents on a homebrew email server she used while she was Secretary of State. This conclusion removed the cloud over the Democratic candidate just a few days before the presidential election
Donald Trump, the Democratic nominee’s opponent, reacted with anger at the news. On Sunday night in front of 8,000 campaigners in Michigan, Trump expressed his doubts on whether the FBI had even carried out its work. “You can’t review 650,000 new emails in eight days! You can’t do it, folks!”, he exclaimed. In his speech he indicated that Hilary Clinton is “guilty” and that “she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it.” The scandal with the emails has led to the perception among voters that she is not trustworthy.
Republican House speaker Paul Ryan also insisted that the new conclusion should by no means reverse people’s opinions about Clinton.“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,” he said in a statement. “She simply believes she’s above the law and always plays by her own rules.” However, despite Clinton’s opponent’s comments and following the new findings, recent polls compiled by RealClearPolitics show that Clinton leads Trump by 2.2 points just two days before the election.