US State Department restarts Hillary Clinton email probe

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall discussion with digital content creators in Los Angeles, California. (Representative Image) Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI Washington Jul 08, 2016, 05.49 AM (IST)
The US State Department will restart its investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified material as Secretary of State. Earlier this week, the FBI said that Democratic Presidential nominee Clinton will not face criminal charges over her use of private email.

The FBI said that although she had sent and received sensitive material there was no evidence of intent. Now that the inquiry is over, the State Department will reopen its review.

State Department spokesperson John Kirby said the department will aim to be as expeditious as possible. He said former officials can still face administrative sanctions.