Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday that the investigation regarding Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server will be closed, with no criminal charges.
“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,” Lynch said in a statement to the Associated Press.
FBI director James Comey said on Tuesday that 110 e-mails sent to or from Clinton’s server contained classified information. However, Comey explained that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges against Clinton in this scenario.
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey said during Tuesday’s news conference. “In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.”
Lynch, who recently had a controversial meeting with Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport, said last week that she would accept the recommendations of Comey and his team.
The Justice Department will now look into whether anyone else mishandled the classified information.
Since Comey’s statements, Republican leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump have spoken out against the system.