Trump claims system is “rigged” as FBI clears Clinton

The FBI released a second letter on Monday stating that there has been no change from the conclusion of its first investigation into Hillary Clinton, and that the second review has been closed.

As campaigning continued ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, a Democrat spokesperson said the presidential candidate was “glad this matter is resolved”.

Speaking in Minneapolis, Donald 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.

He went on to say, not for the first time, that Hillary Clinton is being “protected by a rigged system….she will be under investigation for a long, long time, likely concluding in a criminal trial”.

“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 8 November.”

FBI director James Comey said in his most recent letter:

“Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton. 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 final NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, released on Sunday, put Ms Clinton on 44 points and Mr Trump on 40. It placed Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson at six percent and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent of support.

John Podesta, Ms Clinton’s campaign manager, said her base of support among minority voters and the large number of early votes cast would lead to a win for her.

“We’ve had college-educated women voting in higher numbers, voting for her in higher numbers. Asian-Americans voting disproportionately,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press.