Justice Department: No Criminal Referral Over Clinton Emails

| by Reuters

The Justice Department said Friday it has received a request to examine the handling of classified information related to the private emails from Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, but it is not a criminal referral.

The department's statement followed a report by the New York Times that Justice Department officials had received a request to open a criminal investigation into the Clinton emails.

A separate memo disclosed Friday from government inspector generals expressed concern about how the emails were being handled as they were prepared for release to the public.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)