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Clinton camp sends 'cease and desist' on ads claiming she's 'under investigation

Workers prepare the stage for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on Monday. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

In the final hours of the presidential election, Hillary Clinton's campaign has sent a cease-and-decist notice to television and radio broadcasters, demanding they stop playing ads produced by pro-Donald Trump super PACs that claim the Democratic presidential nominee is "under investigation" by the FBI.

"These ads falsely claim Secretary Clinton is under investigation by the FBI," the letter from the Clinton campaign's general counsel, Marc Elias, reads, according to a CNN report. The letter goes on to say that "at no point" did the federal agency "reopen" its probe of Clinton's email practices.

"Therefore the claim in these ads is provably false," Elias wrote.

The memo was sent Sunday, the same day FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress, announcing the bureau was sticking with its original decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state for her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.

While the Clinton campaign has consistently argued the investigation into Clinton was never "reopened," the FBI did acknowledge in an Oct. 28 message to Congress that it had discovered emails that may be pertinent to its previous Clinton probe during an unrelated investigation into disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

In response to Comey's Sunday letter, Trump asserted there is a "totally rigged system" because "you can’t review 650,000 emails in eight days."

"The investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time," the Republican presidential nominee said during a Michigan rally Sunday. "The rank-and-file special agents at the FBI won’t let her get away with her terrible crimes, including the deletion of her 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena."

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