PSA: The State Department Just Rebooted Their Probe Into Clinton's Emails

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Jul 07, 2016 7:40 PM
PSA: The State Department Just Rebooted Their Probe Into Clinton's Emails

With the conclusion of the FBI investigation that ended with no recommendation for charges to be brought forward against Mrs. Clinton for mishandling classified material, though they added that she and her team were “extremely careless” in that respect, the State Department announced that they will reboot their internal probe into the former first lady’s email usage. The probe was suspended upon the announcement of the FBI’s investigation into the matter to avoid interference (via Associated Press):

Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn't pursuing a criminal prosecution. The State Department suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBI's inquiry.

Kirby set no deadline for the investigation's completion.

Clinton was secretary of state until early 2013. Most of her top advisers left shortly thereafter.

But Kirby said this week former officials can still face "administrative sanctions." The most serious is loss of security clearances, which could complicate Clinton's naming of a national security team if she becomes president.

While Team Clinton and her supporters want this matter to go away after FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t be charged for her egregious lapse in judgment regarding safeguarding state secrets, the presumptive Democratic nominee isn’t out of the woods yet. Also, there’s the Clinton Foundation is still under FBI investigation.