Justice Dept. Closes Clinton Email Probe With No Charges Loretta Lynch's decision follows FBI's recommendation against charges By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jul 6, 2016 5:18 PM CDT 431 comments Comments Attorney General Loretta Lynch is closing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email without any charges. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) (Newser) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges, the AP reports. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution. The decision was largely a formality given Comey's public statement on the case. Lynch said last week that she intended to accept whatever recommendations and findings were presented by the FBI and by her career prosecutors.