FBI Recommends No Charges for Clinton

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FBI Director James Comey recommended that the Justice Department not press charges against Hillary Clinton on July 5. The FBI concluded its investigation into the Democratic nominee’s use of private email servers while she was secretary of State. Although they did find evidence of “careless” handling of classified and secret information.

Comey said in a statement that he will be unusually transparent about the high profile case. He explained the process and findings of the investigation. He also said he does not recommend prosecutors pursue Clinton because of a lack of precedent in past similar cases.

Out of the 30,000 emails turned over by Clinton, 110 of those emails in 52 email chains contained classified information at the time. Eight of those email chains contained top-secret information. That is the highest level of classification. 36 emails contained secret information, and eight contained confidential information. Confidential is the lowest level of classification. In addition, officials classified 2,000 emails retrospectively. The FBI differed to the original owners of the email to determine the status of the information.  

Of the 30,000 emails turned in: .36 percent contained classified information. Including the emails that were classified after the fact, 7 percent of the emails contained classified information.

The FBI also recovered several thousand emails, Comey said. Deleted email fragments had been recovered from unused space in Clinton’s servers. Emails were also recovered in archive data. The FBI said none of the emails were deleted with malicious intent by staff or Clinton. Only three of those were classified emails.

Despite his recommendation, Comey said there was evidence that Clinton was careless with how she handled classified information. ”It is possible that harmful actors gained access to [Clinton’s] email account.” The director said there should be consequences for that, and that the State Department needs to review how they handle information.

Ultimately the decision of whether to levy charges falls to the Justice Department. A prosecutor could act in spite of the FBI’s recommendation.

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