July 5, 2016...Excerpts from HuffingtonPost
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that he was referring the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to prosecutors at the Department of Justice for a “prosecutorial decision.”
“There is evidence that they were extremely careless” with highly sensitive information, Comey said of Clinton and her aides. But, he added, “our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
“No charges are appropriate in this case,” Comey said he would recommend to the DOJ.
The FBI announcement came days after Clinton met with investigators at the bureau’s headquarters in Washington. That was seen as a signal that the federal investigation could be winding down. Attorney General Loretta Lynch — facing criticism over her meeting with former President Bill Clinton — said Friday she would accept the recommendation of career prosecutors on the matter.
Hillary Clinton had called the use of a private email server a mistake, but has said she didn’t break any laws.
This is a developing story and will be updated.