GOP chief: FBI found ‘grossly negligent conduct’ by Clinton
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The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) says the FBI investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director as part of Russia origins probe Juan Williams: Older voters won't forgive Trump for COVID MORE’s use of a private email server shows she does not have the judgment or honesty to be president.

“The FBI’s findings are a glaring indictment of Hillary Clinton’s complete lack of judgment, honesty, and preparedness to be our next commander-in-chief, and they confirm what we’ve long known: Hillary Clinton has spent the last 16 months deliberately lying to the American people,” Reince Priebus said Tuesday in a statement.


“This is grossly negligent conduct on the part of Hillary Clinton and her aides, but as the Obama administration has repeatedly shown throughout this process, they were never going to prosecute Clinton’s criminal behavior because they are counting on her to deliver their failed agenda a third term.”

Priebus said the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State unearthed troubling questions about her decision making.

“We now know Clinton failed to turn over thousands of work-related records she certified were in the possession of the State Department, that more than one hundred emails contained material that was classified at the time they were sent and received, and that her server was less secure than Gmail and was likely hacked by hostile actors.”

Priebus added that "the American people will rightly be left second guessing whether justice was really served," pointing to former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden painted into a basement 'Rose Garden strategy' corner Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group We have the resources to get through this crisis, only stupidity is holding us back MORE's meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week and President Obama's "active support for Hillary Clinton's candidacy." 

FBI Director James Comey earlier Tuesday announced his agency would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” he said at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“We are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.”

Tuesday’s decision all but clears Clinton of the federal investigation looming over her Oval Office bid since last year.

Lynch said last Friday she would accept recommendations from the FBI and career prosecutors over the matter.