State Department Resumes Hillary Clinton Email Probe

"Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations."

The State Department has reopened its investigation into how classified information was handled by Hillary Clinton and her aides.

The investigation "focuses on how classified emails to and from Clinton's private server were categorized at the time they were sent."

The State Department had started an investigation back in January when 22 emails on Clinton's email server were designated "top secret." The agency put its investigation on hold when the FBI started its investigation into Clinton's homebrewed email system. On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced there would be no charges filed against the former Secretary of State.

"Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. "Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations."

Kirby said earlier this week that former officials can still face "administrative sanctions." One of the most severe penalties would revoke or deny high level security clearances to Clinton's aides.

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