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Just hours after the House Oversight Committee finished grilling FBI Director James Comey regarding his decision not to recommend the filing of criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of official emails during her tenure as Secretary of State, that department announced that will be re-opening its investigation into the matter.

Its initial investigation was suspended so as not to interfere with the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s email set-up.

Even as the Clinton team was spinning the nearly five-hour hearing as a positive, State put a damper on any premature celebration.

Mrs. Clinton served as President Obama’s top diplomat during his first term, from 2009 to early 2013, when she conducted the nation’s official business on a secret email server set-up housed in the basement of her home in Chappaqua, New York.

The rogue “home-brew” server set-up was not authorized, nor known until its existence was revealed during a Congressional probe into the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington D.C.

While Clinton repeatedly told the American people in public appearances, on the debate stage, and even under oath before Congress that the system was approved, that no classified emails were sent via the secret server, and that she handed over all the pertinent emails as required, the FBI report revealed that, in fact, none of the above was true.

The issue has dogged Mrs. Clinton throughout her campaign to win the Democrat nomination, and she had hoped to put it to rest after the release of the FBI findings, but Director James Comey’s 15-minute summation, although stopping short of a recommendation for charges, read like an indictment with statements that directly contradicted her claims point-by-point.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she would follow Comey’s recommendation, announcing that the case was closed, but the State Department retained the authority to restart its independent investigation.

“Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations,” said spokesman John Kirby.

Clinton herself may be subject to administrative sanctions that would strip her of security clearances – a bizarre circumstance should she win the presidency in November.

More likely is that the State Department will provide its former chief the exoneration she failed to receive from the Inspector General’s scathing report and FBI, at some point during the fall campaign.

Source: Yahoo


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