Hillary Clinton Wasn't 'Sophisticated Enough' to Understand Classified Markings - FBI Director

Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. listens as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in Portsmouth N.H. Tuesday

According to FBI Director James Comey, investigators "discovered several thousand work-related" messages that were not among the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton gave to the government in 2014.

Should Lynch have agreed that Clinton jeopardized national security and lied about sending classified information on a private email server, she would have then been confronted with inquiries into why she didn't indict her.

Again and again Tuesday, Republican lawmakers demanded answers as to why the Justice Department is not prosecuting Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "There is no other reason for a detached, neutral attorney general to say, "This is the law, these are the facts, we applied them and this is the result we got'".

"I am sure that many of my Republican colleagues will spend their time discussing the overhyped matter concerning Secretary Clinton's emails".

Goodlatte, who joined in a congressional Republican request for the Justice Department to investigate Clinton for perjury, said she "testified falsely" about handling classified information and criticized Comey's conclusion that no reasonable prosecutor would take up the case.

But U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said it was important to question Lynch on the Clinton email scandal.

Appearing on Fox News's "America's Newsroom", when asked by host Bill Hemmer what he learned from Lynch's testimony, the SC congressman replied, "Nothing".

Lynch made it clear from the beginning of the hearing that she would not be commenting about the probe, telling the committee that "while I understand that this investigation has generated significant public interest, as attorney general it would be inappropriate for me to comment further on the underlying facts of the investigation or the legal basis for the team's recommendation". Comey is a lifelong Republican who served as deputy attorney general during George W. Bush's GOP administration.

Ms. Lynch, who had the final say, said she agreed with Mr. Comey, and closed out the case. At one point Goodlatte interrupted the hearing to admonish Lynch for refusing to answer, accusing her of an ¬ďabdication of your responsibility.¬Ē. That followed police killings of black men near St. Paul, Minnesota, and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Clinton told CNN she emailed with "about 300 people in the government, mostly in the State Department..."

"As we gather here this morning, that sense of safety has been shaken by the series of devastating events that rocked our nation last week", Lynch said.

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