The 28 pages were part of the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, but had been kept secret out of concern that they might fray relations with Saudi Arabia. … Continue Reading →
The 28 pages were part of the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, but had been kept secret out of concern that they might fray relations with Saudi Arabia.
The attorney general said she was “extremely proud” of the criminal investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email system but would not discuss its details of conclusions.
House Republicans asked the Justice Department to investigate whether she lied about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Republican lawmakers on Thursday used blunt testimony from the director, James B. Comey, to try to build a case that Hillary Clinton repeatedly lied to the public.
But because it is unlikely any intruders left signs of their entry, the experts say, it is impossible to know for certain if the email was compromised.
Fallout from the F.B.I. inquiry is likely to affect several State Department advisers who facilitated the former secretary’s reliance on a private server.
The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, undercut many of the arguments Mrs. Clinton has used to play down her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Throughout his career, Mr. Comey has never shied away from thorny issues, and has often clashed with White House officials about high-profile national security matters.
About 2,000 of the 30,000-plus emails the F.B.I. reviewed were retroactively “up-classified,” a routine practice that has drawn criticism.
The F.B.I. director all but indicted Hillary Clinton’s judgment and competence on Tuesday in terms that would be devastating in a normal election year.
F.B.I. officials considered the case against Mrs. Clinton much weaker than the one against Mr. Petraeus, a retired general and C.I.A. director, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
The move by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch would eliminate the possibility that a political appointee would overrule investigators.