"We are glad that this matter is now resolved," he added.
Fallon largely ignored Comey's criticism of Clinton's handling of classified material in her email as a result of the email arrangement and instead focused on the now-diminished likelihood that she would face charges.
In his 15-minute statement, Comey said that Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless" in their handling of sensitive information. He announced that 110 emails in the group of 30,000 emails that had been turned over to the State Department contained classified information, including eight email chains that contained top secret information.
As Comey spoke, Clinton was across town in D.C., delivering remarks at a convention of the National Education Association, the largest teachers union and one of Clinton's earliest and biggest backers. They spoke simultaneously, and Clinton did not address Comey's comments.