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FBI recommends no charges in Clinton email saga

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>> We cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges.>> FBI director James Comey lifting a black cloud from Hilary Clinton's run for the white house, Tuesday. Announcing the bureau will not recommend any charges against Clinton for her use of private email as Secretary of State, but giving Clinton's enemies plenty to use against her in the final months of the campaign.
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Justice correspondent, Julia Edwards.>> The Clinton Campaign are going to use this to try to gain a clean slate for their candidate. So that Hillary Clinton can move on from this controversy. Of course we know Republicans and Donald Trump won't let her do that. Comey revealing damaging new details, the Republicans are sure to use against Clinton on the trail.
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>> There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.>> Comey certainly gave a lot of red meat to Republicans and the Donald Trump Campaign who are looking at ways to bring down Hillary Clinton. He said that 110 emails were found to have contained classified information.
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Eight of those where top secret at such a high level that really only a few people were able to see that. And he said that that was very careless both for Hillary Clinton, and the high level people that she was emailing with not to know that this is not information that could be controlled on a server like the one she was using.
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>> Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.>> Reactions from Republicans fierce and furious. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a statement saying the FBI decision defies explanation, saying no one should be above the law.
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Clinton's campaign has been weighed down by the email story for over a year and in recent days news that her husband former President Bill Clinton met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch days before Clinton herself was questioned, fueled the Trump narrative that the system was rigged. Trump resuming that charge on Tuesday.
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>> Today is the best evidence ever that we've seen that our system is absolutely, totally rigged.>> Even so, a clear win for Clinton in a case that could have dealt a death blow to her 2016 run.