FBI recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton over emails
The FBI has announced it will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while she was secretary of state.
FBI Director James Comey said “no reasonable prosecutor” would pursue a case but said the likely Democratic presidential nominee was “extremely careless” with classified information.
The decision ends the legal uncertainty that has dogged the Clinton campaign.
However, Mr Comey was highly critical of Mrs Clinton and her staff.
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information,” Mr Comey said.
“There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”