WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have summoned FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill today to answer questions about his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified emails.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she accepted Comey’s recommendation and the case would be closed.
“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 in a press conference on Tuesday.
The FBI combed thousands of emails in their investigation including fragments of conversations that Comey said was akin to putting a jigsaw puzzle back together.
Comey also said that there was classified information exchanged and that both Clinton and those people who emailed her at her private account should have known better.
Comey added that it does not appear that Clinton intentionally deleted emails; on her private servers, there was no archival system like most people have in a Gmail account.
He said that when Clinton’s staff sought to remove emails such as correspondence over family matters, they judged subject headers and used keyword searches to determine what was personal.
Clinton was interviewed by the FBI for more than three hours last week.