Comey defends decision on Clinton emails

The FBI advised earlier in the week that no charges be brought over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account and homebrew server during her time as secretary of stateFBI chief James Comey vigorously defended his recommendation not to file charges against Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton over her private email use at the State Department, saying she did not break the law. Comey, summoned to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reiterated his finding that while Clinton and her staff were careless, she did not lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Later Thursday, the State Department said it would reopen its internal investigation of whether Clinton’s use of a private email account and server compromised her handling of classified material.

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