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Jul 5, 2016 11:24 AM

FBI: Don't charge Hillary Clinton for being 'extremely careless' with emails


WASHINGTON D.C. - Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless" with emailing classified documents from her private account, but the FBI is recommending that charges not be filed against the former Secretary of State.

"Any reasonable person" should know better, but FBI Director James Comey said investigators found "no intentional misconduct."

"This investigation was done honestly competently, and independently," Comey said, defending his agency's recommendation. "No outside influence was brought to bare."

Comey said the FBI read over 30,000 emails turned over by Clinton and her staff. They found seven email chains classified as "highest-level secret classification," where Clinton sent and discussed this information with others through email.

The FBI also found that while hackers never successfully broke into Clinton's work or personal email accounts, she used her own private email extensively overseas in areas known for hacking. Comey said that is can be assumed that "hostile actors" did obtain U.S. government information from people she emailed with.

"No charges are appropriate in this case," Comey said.

More on this story as it develops.


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