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FBI Director James Comey said this morning that his agency is not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for using a personal email server to store classified information, although he acknowledged Clinton was “extremely careless” in handing top-secret information.
Out of about 30,000 emails, 110 contained classified data, Comey said.
The Department of Justice will make the final decision.
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges,” Comey said.
Comey added that Clinton and her colleagues “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
“For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received,” he said. “These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters.”
“None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail,” Comey said.
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