State Dept. to Reopen Clinton email Investigation*
One day after the Justice Department followed the FBI’s recommendation to not prosecute former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the State Department now says it is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Clinton and top aides.
State Department spokesman John Kirby set no deadline for the investigation’s completion, but did say the probe is restarting now that the Justice Department has decided against pursuing criminal charges.
“We will aim to be as expeditious as possible, but we will not put artificial deadlines on the process,” Kirby said, according to the Associated Press. “Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations.”
In January, the State Department began its review after declaring that 22 emails from Clinton’s private server held “top secret” classified information. The department suspended its…
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