AG Lynch to close Clinton email investigation


According to the Associated Press and other media outlets, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will close the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

No criminal charges will be brought against the presumptive Democratic nominee. 

On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey recommended Clinton not be prosecuted.

Lynch released a statement Wednesday evening.

“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.”

Clinton used several different servers during her four years at the State Department, according to the FBI. Comey said numerous mobile devices were used to send and receive information on Clinton’s personal domain.

Comey stated the investigation took thousands of hours of effort.

When Clinton’s e-mail server was decommissioned in 2013, the e-mail software was removed, but not the e-mail content. The FBI read approximately 30,000 e-mails which were provided to the State by Clinton and her attorneys in 2014. Of those, 110 e-mails in 52 separate e-mail chains contained classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight were marked as “Top Secret.” In addition, 2,000 were “Upclassified” to “Confidential,” which means they were deemed “Confidential” after they had been sent or received.

Although, Comey said there was an amount of carelessness connected with Clinton’s use of the personal e-mail server, the investigation did not determine Clinton’s actions were intentional.

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