FBI rec­om­mends no charges against Hil­lary Clin­ton over emails

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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.”

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