State department reopens its own investigation into Hillary Clinton emails

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The state department had suspended an internal review into the former secretary of state in April, to avoid interfering with the FBIs inquiry

The state department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides.

Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Department of Justice isnt pursuing a criminal prosecution. The Department of State suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBIs inquiry.

Kirby set no deadline for the investigations completion.

Clinton was secretary of state until early 2013. Most of her top advisers left shortly thereafter.

But Kirby said this week former officials can still face administrative sanctions. The most serious is loss of security clearances, which could complicate Clintons naming of a national security team if she becomes president.

Beyond the Democratic frontrunner, the probe is most likely examining confidants Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/07/hillary-clinton-state-department-reopens-investigation-email