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The Federal Bureau of Investigation won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday. Comey said that although the investigation found “extremely careless” behavior by Clinton and her staff in their handling of sensitive information, the FBI had concluded that “no charges are appropriate.”
Comey said the agency believed that, “our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Three days before the FBI interviewed Clinton for three hours about the possible mishandling of the classified information.
The Hill later published Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign reactions, in which stated “it considers the federal investigation into her private email server closed.” “We are pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the Department is appropriate,” spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement.
“As the secretary has long said, it was a mistake to use her personal email and she would not do it again. We are glad that this matter is now resolved.”