The state department has completed its years-long internal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found “no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information”.
The investigation, launched more than three years ago, did find violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.
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The investigation covered 33,000 emails that Clinton turned over for review after her use of the private email account became public.
The department began the review in 2016 after declaring 22 emails from Clinton’s private server to be “top secret”.
Clinton was then running for president against Donald Trump, and Trump made the server a major focus of his campaign.
Clinton has frequently lampooned the Republicans’ ongoing obsession with her email controversy (“lock her up” is still a popular chant at Trump rallies). »