FBI will not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton in email investigation

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FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that the FBI will not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while leading the State Department.

Comey made the statement Tuesday morning, just days after Clinton was interviewed for several hours as part of the investigation.

"Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said.

"Although we did not find clear evidence" of intentional misconduct," he added, "There is evidence that they were extremely careless of very sensitive, highly classified information."

The Justice Department has been looking into whether anyone mishandled classified information that flowed through Clinton's email server.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said last week that she would accept the recommendations of Comey and of career prosecutors.

Although Comey's announcement removes the threat of criminal charges, it's unlikely to eliminate concerns about Clinton's trustworthiness.

And it almost certainly won't stop Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from continuing to make the server a campaign issue.

It’s an investigation that has cast a shadow over her campaign and also has put the Justice Department in the position of having a major say in how the 2016 vote turns out.

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