DOJ Closes the Book on Clinton as Congress Readies

     WASHINGTON (CN) — The Justice Department closed its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices as secretary of state Wednesday, on the eve of a congressional hearing in the case.
     Citing a meeting with FBI Director James Comey earlier today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she has accepted the “unanimous recommendation” by prosecutors and investigators that Clinton not face charges.
     Comey capped off a year-long investigation into Clinton’s email practices Tuesday by summing up her handling of classified information as “extremely careless,” but not worthy of criminal charges.
     The FBI director is set to testify Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at 10 a.m.
     Sen. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs the committee, told reporters on Wednesday morning that he found the FBI’s recommendation “surprising and confusing.”
     Chaffetz said the “fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law.”
     “Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable,” he added.
     Additional witness scheduled to testify include State Department Inspector General Steve Linick and Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III.

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