Hillary Clinton addressed new emails the FBI found that may be related to the agency’s investigation into her private email server, telling a crowd at a rally on Monday that there is “no case here.”
Clinton opened the early voting event in Kent, Ohio by apologizing again for her use of the server as secretary of state, but arguing that the FBI already learned all it needed to know about her emails in its initial investigation.
“I am 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 any wrong doing,” she said. “And with just days to go. That is a good question.”
“First of all, for those of you who are concerned about my use of personal email, I understand. As I said, I’m not making excuses, I understand and I regret it,” she continued. “They should look at them. And I’m sure they will reach the same conclusion they did when they looked at my emails for the last year. There is no case here.”
Clinton argued there are bigger issues on the line than her emails, which the FBI found during a separate investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“I think most people decided a long time ago what they think about all of this. Now people are focusing on choosing a president and commander-in-chief for the United States of America,” Clinton said. “Did any of you see the debate? Well, I think it was important, because I had a chance to talk about my 30 years of public service, my plans for our country, and people could weigh that against what my opponent has done and said.”