State Department Resumes Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails

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The State Department announced Thursday it has reopened its internal review of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State.

The move comes a day after Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed with the recommendation by the FBI and career prosecutors that no criminal charges should be filed in relation to the incident.

In April, the State Department halted its review of potential mishandling of classified materials to allow the FBI to complete its probe that began in March.

"Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review," said State Department spokesman John Kirby. "I cannot provide specific information about the Department’s review, including what information we are evaluating."

Kirby continued, "We will aim to be as expeditious as possible. But we will not put artificial deadlines on the process."

He added that the goal of the State Department's review would be to be as "as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations."

Earlier this week Kirby noted that the State Department has "an administrative process to evaluate cases where information may have been mishandled. And as I've said previously, as the request of the FBI we didn't move forward with that process, so as not to interfere with their investigation."