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Loretta Lynch: DOJ Not Required to Take FBI Advice on Hillary Prosecution

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Thursday, 10 Mar 2016 12:52 PM

The Department of Justice would not be required to have to prosecute Hillary Clinton even if the FBI were to recommend charges be filed against her for the use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has indicated.

The Washington Examiner reports that the nation's top law enforcer — answering a question from Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, as to whether her agency would be "required" to pursue criminal charges against Clinton — responded:

"It would not be an operation of law, it would be an operation of procedures," Lynch said.

As well, according to Lynch, a decision to pursue a criminal case would be "done in conjunction with the agents" involved in the probe, and would "not something that we would want to cut them out of the process."

The FBI is currently investigating the circumstances of Clinton's use of a private email server, on which some classified government information was reportedly passed.

Donald Trump has said he would pursue charges against Clinton if he is elected president.

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The Department of Justice would not be required to have to prosecute Hillary Clinton even if the FBI were to recommend charges be filed against her for the use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has indicated.
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