Ben Ariel, 08/07/16 04:42 at Arutz Sheva 7

The State Department is re-opening an internal investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top aides mishandled classified information, Fox News reported Thursday.

The investigation, which was first reported by The Associated Press, focuses on how classified emails to and from Clinton’s private server were categorized at the time they were sent.

The State Department started its review in January after declaring 22 emails from Clinton’s private server to be “top secret.”

The investigation was halted after the FBI began investigating Clinton’s private email server. On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said there would be no indictments resulting from the FBI probe, a day after FBI chief James Comey said he would recommend that Clinton not be indicted over the email saga.

“Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement quoted by Fox News.

“Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations,” he added…. read more here