Clinton email probe raises political doubts — FBI's big test

Troy Powers
November 9, 2016

In a letter sent to Congress late Sunday, FBI Director James Comey said nothing they discovered changed their original conclusion that Mrs. Clinton should not face charges in the incident.

"It does take the wind out of Trump's sails a bit, but it also ensures that Clinton's e-mail saga dominates the news right up to Election Day", said Ryan Williams, a former spokesman for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign.

Both Clinton and Trump planned to vote on Tuesday - she in Chappaqua, New York, and he in Manhattan.

Financial markets brightened in reaction to the latest twists in what has been a volatile presidential campaign.

"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Hillary Clinton", he concluded. The ETF is viewed as a barometer for expectations that Republican Donald Trump could win the election since his policies are considered negative for Mexico.

That disclosure, made over the objections of the Justice Department, roiled the presidential race in its final days and revived an issue that the Clinton campaign thought had ended over the summer when the investigation closed without charges.

"If they thought MI was in the bag, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama would not be returning there", she said. "Now it's up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8".

Overnight, Wall Street shares soared between 2.1 and 2.4 percent, recording their biggest one-day percentage gain since March 1, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovering all their losses from the previous week.

In July, Comey stated at a news conference about the Clinton email investigation that "we can not find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts".

But he also delivered blistering criticism of Clinton, calling her and her team "extremely careless" with her handling of national secrets.

In his letter to Congress on Sunday, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reviewed all new emails to and from Clinton and that nothing had changed its July conclusion.

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Down the ballot, the renewed controversy prompted Democratic strategists to lower their calculations on the number of House and Senate seats their candidates were likely to pick up. The vindication from Comey may help Clinton regain some lost ground, he said, but it's less likely to improve Democrats' chances for regaining control of the Senate, fretting that the damage down in down-ballot races likely can not be undone this close to the election.

Clinton still appears to hold an edge over Trump in the campaign's final stretch. He already must win almost all of the roughly dozen battleground states.

She started her Sunday with a visit to an African-American church in Philadelphia, where she spoke of her candidacy in nearly spiritual terms, as she tried to motivate black voters in the crucial swing state. As the campaign's final weekend drew to a close, more than 41 million Americans had already cast their ballots in early voting.

The director's initial decision to make a renewed inquiry into Clinton's emails public on October 28 upended the campaign at a crucial moment, sapping a surging Clinton's momentum and giving Trump fresh ammunition to challenge her trustworthiness.

"If we come together with the common vision, common faith, we will find common ground", Clinton declared.

Donald Trump is kicking off his last, breakneck day of campaigning before polls open with a rally in Sarasota, Florida.

Clinton was to campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Raleigh, North Carolina.

However, gold declined 2 percent on Monday and dipped 0.4 percent on Election Day.

Goldman Sachs and Microsoft had the biggest gains in the Dow.

The National Jewish Democratic Council said the ad's use of anti-Semitic stereotypes is "shocking and unsafe".

If Bill Clinton's ill-advised meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June sidelined Lynch in the Clinton email saga, Comey just sidelined himself in any future Clinton investigation.