In March, news arose that Hillary Clinton may have sent over 2,100 classified emails from her personal account while she was Secretary of State.

These actions violated State Department protocols and procedures, as well as federal laws and regulations governing record keeping. 65 of these emails were classed as  secret with a further 20 being classified as top secret.

However, F.B.I.  director James Comey said today that the bureau would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton in regards to her handling of classified information. He did, however, say that Hillary had been “extremely careless” in her use of a personal email address and server for sensitive information.

For a criminal charge to be made, Mr. Comey said that there would have had to have been evidence that Clinton had intentionally received and sent the classified information, yet the F.B.I did not find this to be the case. “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey stated at a news conference.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called the decision “unfair,” suggesting that Mrs. Clinton compromised national security. While the investigation is drawing to a close, there are increasing fears that the political fallout may last up until the elections in November.

Despite this, Clinton has apologized for her actions, saying that using a private emailing system was a mistake, and that she takes responsibility for what she has done.

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