The FBI will not be recommending criminal charges in its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey made the announcement following a year-long probe.
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Of the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton turned over, 110 were classified and eight were top secret.
Comey’s decision likely brings the issue to a legal close as US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has previously stated she would accept his recommendations in the case. The issue remains a campaign issue, however, as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to use the unsecured server to raise concerns over Clinton’s trustworthiness.
Meantime, Tuesday marks the first time US President Barack Obama hits the campaign trail with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. He and Clinton will be in Charlotte, North Carolina just a few hours before Trump holds an event in nearby Raleigh.