- FBI Director James Comey addressed reporters Tuesday morning and said the agency will refer Hillary Clinton’s case to the Justice Department for possible prosecution
- But he said that ‘we are expressing to the Department of Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case’
- The former secretary of state ran a private email server that contained more than 2,000 classified documents
- Donald Trump has claimed she is ‘guilty as hell’ and tweeted after Comey’s announcement that ‘The system is rigged’
- Clinton will make a Tuesday afternoon campaign appearance in North Carolina with President Barack Obama
By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR and GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 09:16 EST, 5 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:24 EST, 5 July 2016
FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that the FBI will not recommend federal prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to store what turned out to be thousands of classified documents in her emails.
The U.S. Justice Department has the final say, but Attorney General Loretta Lynch said last week that she ‘fully expects’ to act on whatever the FBI recommends. The FBI doesn’t expect any criminal charges to result, Comey said.
‘We are expressing to the Department of Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case,’ he said.
‘In looking back into our investigations into the mishandling or the removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.’
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fired back almost immediately on Twitter.