Donald Trump claims the FBI has let his rival “get away with it” following the bureau chief’s announcement of there being no evidence of crime in Hillary Clinton’s emails.
On Sunday afternoon, FBI director James Comey released a letter to Congress that said the bureau had found no evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton in its review of emails discovered during an investigation into charges against Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of key aide Huma Abedin.
The FBI review related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, an issue over which the bureau had previously decided not to recommend an indictment.
The Republican presidential nominee was less than impressed by the FBI’s chief.
“Right now, she’s being protected by a rigged system. It’s a totally rigged system, I’ve been saying that for a long time. You can’t review 650,000 new e-mails in 8 days, you can’t do it, folks. Hillary Clinton is guilty, she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it and now is up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8.”
Meanwhile Clinton was pulling out all the stops, focusing on swing states and calling on celebrities like basket ball player Lebron James to endorse her.