For the record: Clinton, the FBI and that email decision

July 6, 2016

In a tumultuous day for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, FBI director James Comey announced his decision on the the candidate’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state–and Clinton hit the campaign trail with Barack Obama for the first time since winning the president’s endorsement.

Some highlights of Reuters’ coverage of the day’s events:

A rebuke, but no charges for “careless” Clinton

The FBI recommended on Tuesday that no criminal charges be filed over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers while she was secretary of state, but rebuked the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate for “extremely careless” handling of classified information.

Lawyers: Legal precedent clears Clinton

Several legal experts agreed with Comey’s conclusion that there was no recent precedent for bringing such a case without evidence of willful intent or gross negligence, and they said it would have been difficult to convince a jury to convict Clinton based on the evidence.

Factbox: FBI vs. Clinton – Seven points of contention

Here’s where Comey contradicts Clinton



White House says Obama will not discuss FBI probe with Clinton

President Barack Obama will not speak with Hillary Clinton about the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of private email servers while secretary of state, the White House said on Tuesday.

State Dept. denies ‘lax’ culture

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