During a press conference today, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI will not be recommending any charges be brought against Hillary Clinton and her staff over the email scandal. Hillary Clinton, you may recall, violated State Department procedures, Federal FOIA laws, and National Security Laws when she set up a private email server to handle all her official email correspondence while she was Secretary of State. This brings to an end an investigation that could have seen Clinton face the same kind of charges that derailed the careers of countless federal employees, including former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Does anyone think the timing of this is a little suspect? Just 1 week ago Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who is Comey’s boss, met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport where it is rumored that Clinton offered to retain her as Attorney General should Hillary win the presidency. Next thing you know the FBI is clearing Hillary and closing the investigation.
In an effort to avoid being thought entirely in the bag for the Clinton’s, Comey added language in his statement to make it clear that he thought Hillary and her staff were being very, very naughty:
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is information that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,”
Of course, this verbal wrist-slap seems to ignore the fact that ignorance of the law is typically no excuse for breaking it, and I don’t know how you could possibly believe that they didn’t intend to break the law when they actively created a separate email communication system that was designed for the express purpose of avoiding government oversight into their emails. Furthermore, since Hillary purposefully deleted tens of thousands of emails from her server before turning it over to the government, we will never know just how willfully she violated the law, and what kinds of secrets she allowed to be accessed by anyone who was able to hack her private server.
Is anyone really surprised? Did any of you really expect that charges would be brought against Hillary Clinton? This the same kind of double standard that undermines trust in our government. When criminal charges are selectively brought against political opponents of the current administration but allies are set free, we become no better than any third-world banana republic.
You can read the whole statement from Director Comey here.
Not the least bit surprising that Trump radicals are more inflamed by poor decisions about email than they are about Trump’s promotion of white supremacy http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/07/donald-trumps-love-affair-white-supremacists
All hail Empress Hillary. One State, One Nation, One Party. America earned what happens next.
The rule of law is dead in the United States. You knew that this was a sham investigation when they didn’t panel a grand jury. They should have just announced this bull___ months ago and gotten it over with. When Biden didn’t run in the primaries you knew the outcome of this abortion of an investigation.
The Department of Justice? Justice? Is just another arm of the political machine.
We import the Third World. We become the Third World. It is that simple. That tragic.
Marco Rubio says Comey has really small hands…..
Que the next batch of “the system is rigged” commercials. I don’t believe there has ever been a better example. Advantage Trump.
Yup. The Clintons rigged the system decades ago.
Lord, Jeanine. You cannot possibly be this naïve. The Clintons did not “rig any system.” The Clintons are servants of the system – you know, the cabal of big Democratic banking donors along with media and cultural elites who pull most of the strings in this country. The Clintons are merely puppets. The “system” will endure long after they are gone.
It will be interesting to see the reaction of the GOPe who basically want Hillary to win. She serves the interest of their paymasters better than Trump at this point.
Nope, not the least bit surprised. The Clintons always skate. They are too big to charged with crimes that would send other federal employees to jail. The fix was in long before Bill met with Lynch. He wanted reassurance that Hillary would not be persecuted and he got it.
Agree. Clinton was NEVER going to be charged, that was never even a possibility.