Trump Questions Comey: 'Rigged' System Protecting 'Guilty' Clinton

'You can't review 650,000 new emails in 8 days, you can't do it folks.'

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at Freedom Hill Amphitheater on November,6 2016 in in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has questioned FBI director James Comey's clearing of rival Hillary Clinton of any illegality regarding recently uncovered emails

Speaking at a campaign rally at Sterling Heights in the US state of Michigan on Sunday evening, Trump claimed that "a rigged system" was protecting the Democratic presidential candidate. 

"It's a totally rigged system. I've been saying it for a long time," Trump said. "You can't review 650,000 new emails in 8 days, you can't do it folks. 

"Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it and now it is up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8," Trump added.

At a speech in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton didn't comment on James Comey's new findings regarding the recovered emails. Her communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters, however, "We're glad this matter is resolved."

Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress, saying the agency had worked "around the clock" to complete its review of newly discovered emails and found no reason to change its July finding.

"During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state," Comey said. "Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July."
A law enforcement source told Reuters the decision closed the FBI probe of Clinton's email practices.

Comey informed Congress of the newly discovered emails more than a week ago, throwing the race for the White House into turmoil and helping to erode Clinton's lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump in the final stretch before Tuesday's vote.