FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that the agency has reviewed all of the Hillary Clinton emails recently discovered in an unrelated case and that his conclusion in July not to prosecute Clinton after the FBI’s original investigation into her use of private email server still stands.
Comey informed Congress on Oct. 28 that the agency would in the unrelated case review additional emails related to Clinton’s time running the State Department from 2009 to 2013.
“Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails,” Comey said Sunday in a follow-up letter to Congress. “During that time we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hilary Clinton as secretary of state. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusion.”
When asked where the email investigation stands after Comey’s letter to Congress, a senior law enforcement official close to the prob described the matter to Fox News as “closed.”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch was brief on the FBI’s findings before Comey sent the letter, according to the official. Lynch’s position on the email matter, “has not changed,” and she maintains her confidence in Comey and his ability to run the FBI, the official told Fox News.