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After reviewing newly found emails, the FBI still isn't recommending prosecuting Clinton

The FBI is sticking with the decision it made back in July.
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The FBI is sticking with the decision it made back in July.

FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter Sunday that after reviewing additional emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton, "we have not changed our conclusion that we expressed in July" when the FBI said she shouldn't face charges for using a personal email server while she was secretary of state.

Comey said last week that after closing its investigation into Clinton’s emails over the summer, the FBI had "learned of the existence of emails" that might be related to the case, and would review them to see "whether they contain classified information."

The decision to reveal this, 11 days before the election, came despite the Department of Justice warning the FBI beforehand that doing so was in contravention of regulations that state it should not “take steps that will be viewed as influencing an election.”

And there have been concerns over how the investigation could affect the outcome of the election. (FiveThirtyEight said Sunday that Clinton had an 81 percent chance of winning the election before Comey reopened the investigation, now her chances are around 65 percent – but the publication notes it can't all be attributed to Comey's letter.)

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday that he thinks the Senate Judiciary Committee will look into Comey’s actions.

“I think that there should be hearings, and I’m certain there will be hearings in the Judiciary Committee on this matter,” Franken told Tapper.

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