Hilary Clinton’s Presidential campaign might get a late boost just at the right time as the FBI cleared her again after a second round of investigation which was proving one of the weak links in her otherwise strong election bid.
James Corney, the FBI director, cleared Ms. Clinton in a letter to the congressman as he said the investigation has been closed again after nothing criminal was found to reverse the original decision.
The investigation was reopened after another cache of emails were found in a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner. The fact that Weiner was now an estranged husband of Clinton’s closest aides was a cause of huge concern but she has been cleared for now.
The one person who wouldn’t be happy at this announcement would be Clinton’s rival in the race to the White House, Mr. Donald Trump, as his campaign was boosted following the row.
Whether or not the outcome effects the decisive contest, public opinion has been dented as Corney said that Clinton was “careless” in her handling of classified information out of a private email server as Secretary of State. Being seen as prone to such naivety, Clinton will surely have to kick up her energy and bring in a great final punch in her end message to let the weight fall in her favor on Tuesday.
Trump and his colleagues will continue to cry foul even if the FBI cleared her as this tweet by Newt Gingrich, advisor to Trump, signifies, “Comey must be under enormous political pressure to cave like this and announce something he can’t [sic] possibly know.”
Trump has promised to pursue criminal proceedings against Clinton if he wins the election.
Ms. Clinton now has a lot to savor as she begins her next round of campaigning in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire and Michigan.
A part of the letter sent by Mr. Corney is reproduced here in which he clarifies the FBI’s stance post reinvestigation.
“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.
“During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”