(KENT, Ohio) — Hillary Clinton wasted no time Monday addressing the email investigation looming over her campaign, telling supporters that “there is no case here.”
The revelation that the FBI is reviewing a cache of newly discovered emails potentially tied to the agency’s closed probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server has put her campaign on the defensive eight days before the election. The investigation has also shone a light on top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“I’m sure a lot of you may be asking what this new email story is about and why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of wrongdoing with just days to go? That’s a good question,” Clinton told supporters at Kent State University.
“Now they apparently want to look at emails of one of my staffers and by all means, they should look at them. I am sure they will reach the same conclusion they did when they looked at my emails for the last year,” she added.
The FBI concluded that Clinton committed no crimes in her use of a private server after reviewing tens of thousands of emails that passed through the server, including thousands of emails recovered by the FBI after Clinton’s lawyers deemed them not work related and deleted them.
Clinton urged her supporters to focus on choosing the next president and “not get distracted from the real choices of this election and the consequences for your future.”
Earlier this year, FBI agents in New York were analyzing a laptop used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, who was accused of sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl. During that review, agents came across some emails sent or received by Abedin, Weiner’s now estranged wife. She is one of Clinton’s most trusted aides, and she was among only a handful of people who had an email address from Clinton’s private server.
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