The political world was rocked Friday afternoon when the head of the FBI sent a letter to congress and informed them that they were looking into new emails that had been discovered regarding Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State. The media and Republicans quickly jumped at the news, but it appears Clinton might be in the clear.

Clinton cleared

In a letter sent to the oversight committee in Congress, FBI Director James Comey said that the organization would "take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails." The emails in questions were originally reported as if they were from Clinton's private email server while leading the State Department, which quickly raised questions.

The report caused Donald Trump and fellow Republicans to use the information in an attempt to discredit and attack Clinton, but the FBI has now confirmed that they are not re-opening the investigation, and that the emails weren't even found on a private server. The Associated Press reported further on October 28.

According to the AP via a United States offical, the new emails that the FBI are reviewing were not from Clinton's server, and instead were found while investigating the sexting scandal involving former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.

NBC's Peter Williams further adds, "There is no sense that any of this was due to withholding of evidence. New emails discovered on "another device."

The FBI is currently investigating if there is any classified information in the latest emails that have been recovered, but it appears that Clinton has been cleared in regards to further use of a private server.

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As of press time, the Clinton campaign has not commented on the issue, and the Trump campaign have not spoken further since their original comments.

Moving forward

The latest news comes just 10 days before Election Day when millions of Americans will head to the polls and decide who will be the next President of the United States.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics rolling average, Trump is behind Clinton on a national level by just over five points, as he continues to slide in important battleground states. The former host of "The Apprentice" is also polling historically low with key minority voting blocs that most pollsters and political pundits believe will be enough for Clinton to win the election.