FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday seemingly contradicted Hillary Clinton’s repeated claim that she did not email any information that was “classified” at the time.
“From the group of 30,000 emails returned to the State Department in 2014, 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” Comey said during an unexpected press conference.
The Republican super PAC America Rising quickly turned the revelation into an anti-Clinton attack ad titled, “Clinton’s Lie: At The Time Sent or Received.” The video compares Clinton's past claims to the details shared by Comey on Tuesday.
Comey also announced the FBI would be recommending no charges for Clinton in connection to the investigation into her emails, but said the former secretary of state and her staff were "extremely careless."
The FBI determined Clinton used multiple private email servers and mobile devices to send and receive email. In addition to the 110 emails marked classified at the time, investigators also found eight “top secret” emails in the course of its probe.
The final decision whether to bring charges against Clinton rests with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice. After meeting with former President Bill Clinton privately, Lynch said she would accept the recommendation of the FBI.