Lynch: No charges in Clinton email probe

One day following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement the Bureau would not recommend Hillary Clinton face charges for her use of a private server and alleged mishandling of classified material while serving as Secretary of State, Attorney General Loretta Lynch revealed the Justice Department would not indict Mrs. Clinton and declared an end to the inquiry.

“Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State.  I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation,” Lynch told reporters Wednesday.

Despite a year-long investigation which concluded with Comey censuring Clinton for use of multiple servers, a striking carelessness in the handling of sensitive material and the possibility Clinton’s email had been penetrated by “hostile agents” while Clinton traveled abroad, Comey concluded no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges against Clinton.

Comey also discredited Clinton’s repeated assertions she had turned over all work-related emails to State and she had not received or sent material designated “classified.”

Following her controversial meeting with Bill Clinton at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport on June 27, Lynch declared she would accept any recommendation from the FBI regarding the results of their investigation.

 

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