FBI Says No Charges Appropriate In Hillary Clinton Email Case

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 11:33 am
By: News On 6

FBI Director James Comey said his agency believes no charges are appropriate in the Hillary Clinton email case.

In a news conference Tuesday morning, Comey said Clinton's handling of sensitive, classified information was careless. However, he said no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against Hillary Clinton over her email servers based on what the FBI found in its investigation.

"Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said. "No charges are appropriate in this case."

Comey said there was no outside influence over the investigation or the agency's recommendation against any charges. 

Clinton used multiple servers, not just a single one, during her tenure as Secretary of State, according to Comey. He said the FBI determined 110 emails in 52 email chains contained classified information at the time they were sent or received. 

Comey also said it's possible hostile actors gained access to Clinton's personal email account.

It will be up to the Department of Justice to decide whether or not to file any charges, Comey said.

Comey's news conference comes a week after former president Bill Clinton held a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a jet on the ground at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix last week. Responding to the controversy caused by the meeting, which Lynch said was spontaneous, Lynch has since said she wouldn't have such a meeting again.