Attorney General Loretta Lynch has closed the Case of the Clinton Email Server as expected, with no charges against anyone whatsover.
“Late this afternoon, I met with FBI director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation into Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State,” Lynch said in the statement. “I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation.”
In other news, it turns out the two emails Director Comey claimed were "marked as classified" were in fact, not classified.
State Dept spox Kirby just now says two emails that Comey said were 'marked classified' were wrongly marked, and were not classified.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 6, 2016
At State Dept briefing Kirby says only 2 known emails alleged to have been marked classified were not actually classified at the time
— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) July 6, 2016
this is the entire "scandal."aft year-long FBI investigation we know 2 emails out of 55,000 were marked classified. https://t.co/3FodGbktmV
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 6, 2016
Why are these two emails important? Here's why:
Comey had said in his statement: “Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information.” The New York Times nailed down that “very small number” to two:
All the more reason for Lynch to close the inquiry. Of course, that won't stop Republicans for milking their outrage for everything it's worth -- their overreach is long and billionaire bucks strike deep.