The case was made active again in late October when new emails emerged on devices used by longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The emails were found during the FBI’s investigation into allegations that Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, sexted a teen girl.
NBC News’ Pete Williams reports that the emails uncovered in the Weiner investigation were either personal or duplicates of emails already reviewed by FBI investigators.
Comey sent a letter to the Congressional committee investigating Clinton on October 28 notifying them of the new information.
In the new letter sent Sunday, Comey wrote, “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.”
You can read the letter below:
In a statement to reporters, Clinton spokeswoman Jen Palmieri said, “We’re glad this matter is resolved.”
The Clinton campaign’s press secretary, Brian Fallon, tweeted, “We were always confident nothing would cause the July decision to be revisited. Now Director Comey has confirmed it.”
In a later tweet, Fallon wrote, “We’re glad this issue is resolved but for the record, this could easily have been learned before 1st letter was sent.”