BREAKING: FBI Announces Decision in Hillary Email Case.

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The FBI has made its decision on whether charges will be brought against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified emails during her time as Secretary of State. The announcement has surprised many in the media and political world.


According to an Associated Press report:

The FBI 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, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign.

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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.” He said the agency believed that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

The announcement came three days after the FBI interviewed Clinton for hours in a final step of its yearlong investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said last week that she would accept the recommendations of the FBI director and of career prosecutors, meaning that Comey’s decision almost certainly brings the legal part of the issue to a close and removes the threat of criminal charges.

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The announcement comes just a day after Wikileaks released 30,000 Clinton emails. Presumably, the emails were downloaded when Clinton’s email server was hacked.

According to the FBI’s notes, 110 of the emails they reviewed contained information that was classified at the time. Eight of those emails were flagged as being “Top Secret,” one of the highest levels of government classification.

It also follows a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former president Bill Clinton aboard Lynch’s government plane last week.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump immediately took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the whole situation.

Other media pundits also voiced their thoughts on the decision: