Donald Trump has cried foul and impropriety after learning that the FBI has once again said that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges over her emails.
On Sunday, the FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that the agency hasn’t changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of her emails.
“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen.
Speaking on the development last night, Mrs Clinton’s campaign said they were “glad” the issue had been “resolved”.
However, in his reaction, Trump immediately stated that the Democrat nominee was being protected by a “rigged” system.
At a rally in the Detroit suburbs, Mr 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.
The announcement will be received as an unexpected boost to her campaign, as Americans prepare to go to the polls on Tuesday – lifting a shadow left hanging over the Democrat candidate.
The announcement will raise further questions about the role of the FBI in the campaign, its impact on the democratic process and the timing of its statements.