Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton
Democratic campaign ‘glad’ lingering email had been resolved
BBC/ Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again said that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges over her emails.
The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate’s communications found nothing to change the bureau’s conclusion this summer.
Clinton’s campaign said it was “glad” the lingering issue was resolved. The dramatic twist lifted a cloud from her campaign as the marathon US election race entered its final two days.
The latest opinion polls on Sunday, before news broke of the FBI announcement, gave Clinton a four- to five-point lead over Trump.
Clinton used a private email server when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 in the Obama administration. The Republican nominee cried foul after learning about the law enforcement bureau’s decision that no crime had been committeed.
At a rally in the Detroit suburbs, Trump insisted it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in such a short time.
“Right now she’s being protected by a rigged system. It’s a totally rigged system. I’ve been saying it for a long time,” he told supporters in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
“Hillary Clinton is guilty, she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it and now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8.”
While Clinton herself did not address the FBI director’s letter on the trail, her campaign said it was always confident she would be cleared.
In Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, she said the country was facing “a moment of reckoning” and Americans must choose between “division and unity”.
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday