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By Julia Edwards and Adam DeRose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday she will accept the recommendations of career prosecutors and the FBI director on whether or not to bring charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her email use. Republicans, including party presidential front-runner Donald Trump, have said a political appointee like Lynch should not be involved in the investigation. The move, first reported by the New York Times, came amid an uproar over Lynch's meeting this week with former U.S. President Bill Clinton while his wife, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the White House, was under federal investigation.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday she will abide by decisions of the FBI and prosecutors on whether to bring charges over presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while at the State Department. "The recommendations will be reviewed by career supervisors and by the FBI director, and they will present it to me and I fully expect to accept the recommendations," Lynch said at a conference in Aspen, Colorado. The announcement by Lynch was pushed to the fore after her impromptu meeting with former president Bill Clinton at the Phoenix, Arizona airport this week touched off a political firestorm, with Republicans arguing that the encounter compromised the integrity of the investigation.