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FBI Recommends No Charges Against Clinton Over E-Mails

The FBI has announced it won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private e-mail while secretary of state.

"No charges are appropriate in this case," FBI Director James Comey said on July 5.

Comey also said the likely Democratic presidential nominee had been "extremely careless" with classified information.

Clinton, who was interviewed by FBI agents over the weekend, has denied handling classified information in her private e-mails during her tenure.

But Comey, announcing the result of a yearlong investigation, said the FBI found at least 110 e-mails contained classified information at the time they were sent.

The probe has become an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign with Republicans questioning Clinton’s judgement.

The Clinton campaign said they were "glad that this matter is now resolved," while Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump called the FBI's decision "very unfair."

Addressing a rally in North Carolina, President Barack Obama said "there has never been any man or woman more qualified" to be president than Clinton.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP