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FBI quizzes Hillary Clinton on emails

BBC News BBC News 2/07/2016

Hillary Clinton at a rally, over a podium labelled "stronger together" © AP Hillary Clinton at a rally, over a podium labelled "stronger together" US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been questioned by the FBI over her use of emails while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.

A spokesperson said it was a voluntary interview.

The FBI is investigating Mrs Clinton and her aides over whether they mishandled classified information on a private email server she used while serving as secretary of state.

Mrs Clinton denies handling classified information in her private emails.

She said she set up the email address for reasons of convenience.

However, a state department inquiry accused her and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security.

The Justice Department is now seeking to establish whether this constitutes a criminal offence.

On Friday, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she would accept the findings of the FBI and prosecutors, when deciding whether to charge Mrs Clinton.

The day before, it was revealed that Ms Lynch had met the former President, Mrs Clinton's husband Bill, in what she described as a "social" meeting but which she admitted would "cast a shadow" over the way her role in the case would be perceived.

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