Hillary Clinton Cleared By FBI–No Charges To Be Filed
The FBI will not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over the mishandling of classified documents on the personal email server she used as secretary of State. That comes from FBI Director James B. Comey.
As the whole nation well understands, Comey is not a man to be trifled with. No one was going to tell him what to do or short-circuit the process. If there is any straight-shooter in Washington he is the one we can have trust in. That is why his leadership along with a large team of investigators made a complete and solid review of what had transpired concerning this matter. His conclusions can be trusted.
While I always felt the way Clinton’s sever was set up to be highly irregular and lacking the professional touch that someone in her position should have used, I also never felt she was going to be found running afoul of the law.
Comey did say that she and her staff were “extremely careless” in their handling of her emails as the they found 110 emails on 52 email chains that involved information that was classified at the time it was sent. He said eight of those email chains had top secret information, 36 had secret information and eight had classified.
At the same time, Comey said there was “no clear evidence” that Clinton and her staff had intentionally mishandled information, an element experts say is needed for prosecution.
We cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.