• Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

    Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

    Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her surprise defeat in the US election.

    She pointed the finger during a conference call with her top campaign funders, according to two participants in the call.

    Mrs Clinton led in almost every poll before America selected Donald Trump as its 45th president, despite FBI director James Comey’s announcement 11 days before the election that he was once again investigating her private email server.

    But the former First Lady, who has kept a low […]

  • No evidence of crime in Clinton emails – FBI

    No evidence of crime in Clinton emails – FBI

    The latest review of Hillary Clinton’s emails by the FBI has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, says FBI director James Comey.

    Mr Comey told Congress on Sunday that, having completed the review, the bureau had not changed the conclusion it came to in July.

    The FBI had concluded then that Mrs Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information while Secretary of State, with scores of emails on her private server containing highly classified information.

    But the bureau did not recommend criminal […]

  • FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

    FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote

    The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton’s pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America’s first female president.

    The release of the heavily redacted 129-page report over the pardon of trader Marc Rich — an investigation that closed in 2005 without charges — triggered questions from Democrats already angered by the FBI’s probe into hundreds of thousands of newly […]

  • Donald Trump praises FBI for new Hillary Clinton email probe

    Donald Trump praises FBI for new Hillary Clinton email probe

    Donald Trump has praised the FBI for its new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying “it took guts”.

    The Republican candidate spoke about the probe at a rally in Michigan after it was revealed last week that the bureau would examine whether newly discovered emails contained sensitive government information.

    He said Hillary Clinton had put “the safety of the American people under threat” in “the biggest scandal since Watergate”.

    The Democrat, whose lead in the polls has narrowed this week, is “likely to […]

  • FBI reopens probe into Clinton emails

    FBI reopens probe into Clinton emails

    The FBI told US lawmakers on Friday it has reopened its review of White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server when she was secretary of state, after discovering new mails “that appear to be pertinent.”

    FBI director James Comey said his agency would take “appropriate investigative steps” to decide whether a new batch of mails contained classified information “as well as to assess their importance to the investigation.”

    Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump immediately jumped on the news, […]

  • FBI releases Clinton email probe files

    FBI releases Clinton email probe files

    The FBI on Friday poured fresh fuel on the fire sparked by Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, releasing heavily redacted notes on its probe which White House rival Donald Trump seized on to attack her fitness for office.

    The 58 pages — 14 of which were entirely blacked out — showed that the FBI found no evidence her email system was compromised but decided it could not be ruled out because some of her […]

  • FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton’s email probe

    FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton’s email probe

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI’s) year-long examination of Hillary Clinton’s private email server has uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as Secretary of State that had not been disclosed by her attorneys. A federal judge yesterday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.

    Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group.

    The records are among “tens of […]

  • FBI agents coming to Nigeria for battle against terrorism

    FBI agents coming to Nigeria for battle against terrorism

    The US government says it is bringing in officials from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other security experts to provide technical assistance to the Nigerian Government to deal with terrorism.

    Alan Tousignant, acting deputy chief of mission, US Embassy, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he led a security delegation on a courtesy visit to Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior.

    The envoy said that the delegation which comprised a crack team of the US Security Governance Initiative (SGI) […]