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Hillary Clinton to face no charges over email scandal


US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she is drawing a line under the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.

In a statement she accepted the FBI’s recommendation that no one be charged in the case which has dogged Clinton’s presidential ambitions for over a year.

The email scandal refers back to when Clinton was US Secretary of State and she opted to use her personal email account for work as a matter of convenience.

Her announcement early Wednesday evening ends the possibility of Clinton being charged – but hardly ends the controversy over how she handled her official email account.

The FBI director, James Comey, is to be questioned in Congress on Thursday and Lynch herself will be quizzed next week.

Comey, who had Hillary Clinton’s fate in his hands as the person who led the determination of whether to recommend prosecution, now will have to answer for his decision before Congress.

Last week the FBI interviewed her concluding that although she had been “extremely careless” in the distribution of classified information across unsecured email networks there should be no criminal charges.

In theory it leaves Clinton to concentrate on her bid for the White House, however Republican rival Donald Trump has accused her of bribing Lynch refering to reports that if elected Clinton might ask Lynch to stay on as attorney general.

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