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Clinton off the hook over government emails scandal

By Eric Tucker

The FBI will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, the agency's director James Comey has said.

The decision lifts a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Mr Comey called her actions "extremely careless" and faulted the agency she led for an overly relaxed approach to handling classified material.

Mr Comey's decision almost certainly brings the legal part of the issue to a close and removes the threat of criminal charges.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said last week that she would accept the recommendations of the FBI director and of career prosecutors.

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