FBI agents spent the last year investigating the matter following a referral from the intelligence community’s inspector general. As part of that investigation, agents pored over tens of thousands of State Department emails and interviewed top Clinton aides and, finally, Clinton herself this past weekend.
Lynch on Friday announced she was prepared to endorse whatever findings and recommendations were presented to her, and she has.
According to Lynch, the case is closed, but the fallout is probably just beginning.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.