Just over a week after FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell into the presidential race by revealing newly-found evidence in the Hillary Clinton email probe, he offered what amounted to a "never mind" Sunday, notifying Congress that the newly-discovered messages wouldn't change the bureau's conclusion that no prosecution of Clinton was warranted.
In a letter sent to House and Senate committee leaders, Comey said FBI
agents had completed their review of all messages to or from Clinton on a
laptop seized last month from the estranged husband of a Clinton aide
and had found nothing momentous.
"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions
that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton," Comey
wrote. "I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an
extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short-period of time."
The disclosure, just two days before Election Day, could
undercut a boost Donald Trump appeared to enjoy in some polls taken
after Comey's disclosure late last month about the newly-discovered set
of email messages.
Clinton's campaign immediately claimed that Comey's latest missive put to rest any new concerns about the email issue.
"We're glad this matter is resolved," Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said.