Experts: Clinton unlikely to face felony charges over emails

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton said "It's not going to happen" when asked earlier this month whether she'd be indicted over her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Several former prosecutors and legal experts interviewed by The Associated Press agree with the Democratic presidential front-runner.

The relatively few laws that govern the handling of classified materials were generally written to cover spies, leakers and those who illegally retain such information. Legal experts say it's likely a stretch to apply those laws to a former cabinet secretary whose communication of sensitive materials was with aides — not a national enemy.

Clinton's work emails were routed through a private server located in the basement of her New York home. The government now says a small percentage contained sensitive national security information.