Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clin­ton

Demo­cratic cam­paign ‘glad’ lin­ger­ing email had been re­solved

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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”.

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US Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton in Cleve­land, Ohio, on Sun­day

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