The American people have just been robbed of the justice they deserved. This will infuriate the entire nation. If this didn’t stop her, who is to say she won’t rob us of the White House?
The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server will be closed with no criminal charges, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday.
Lynch said in a statement she had accepted the FBI’s recommendation that no charges should be brought against Clinton.
“Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State,” she said.
“I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation,” the statement continued.
The decision was largely a formality given Comey’s public statement on the case a day earlier, where he recommended against any prosecution.
Lynch said last week that she intended to accept whatever recommendations and findings were presented by the FBI and by her career prosecutors.
The decision came before Comey appears before House lawmakers on Thursday to explain his bombshell decision not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton over her handling of sensitive emails.
Comey, who took no questions after announcing his decision Tuesday, agreed to go before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after several lawmakers sought an explanation. In saying he would not press the Justice Department to pursue an indictment against the likely Democrat nominee for president, Comey nonetheless laid out a strong case that she had violated laws regulating government employees’ safeguarding of sensitive emails.
“The FBI’s recommendation is surprising and confusing,” Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. “The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable. Congress and the American people have a right to understand the depth and breadth of the FBI’s investigation.”