FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that despite evidence Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on a private server, the Department of Justice would not recommend charges being brought against the former secretary of state.
“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” Comey said.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, did not immediately respond. Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, did — blasting the FBI’s recommendation.
“FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem” he tweeted.
The decision helps remove what was arguably the biggest threat to her presidential campaign going forward – a criminal referral that could have led to an indictment – just weeks before her party’s national convention in Philadelphia where she is set to seal her nomination as the Democrat standard bearer.
Clinton consistently had downplayed the FBI investigation, even calling it a “security review,” and as recently as June 3 said there was “absolutely no possibility” she’d be indicted. Weeks ago, a scathing State Department inspector general report directly countered her long-running claim that her personal email use was allowed, though her campaign continued to defend the candidate’s actions.
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Well a bit hard to demote someone who no longer works for you
Obama is supporting her election
He in the past has spoken out and said that she had made mistakes in using her own server
Of course if you look back one of Dr J’s posts claimed that Obama and Clinton are actually enemies
Maybe he will defend Obama on this ?
On 10/1215 on 60 minutes Obama said that Clinton made a mistake on using a private server I guess you must have missed that
Probably you missed all the other Dems saying similar things in the liberal media
No, to be precise, the FBI cited “extreme carelessness.” Your “aka” doesn’t have legal standing. The FBI DIDN’T cite “gross negligence,” and the law doesn’t specify “extreme carelessness.” This wasn’t a clerical error on the part of the FBI – they know what the law says. You just WISH that the law was more specific – and inclusive – but it isn’t. That’s why it has only ever been used once in the past hundred years. Undoubtedly, Congress meant well when the law was written, but it isn’t exactly a trap that catches the people that MAYBE it was intended to catch. It is SO sloppy that if Hillary WAS indicted under it, appeals would go to the SCOTUS, and they’d likely toss the law for being too vague. Where do YOU draw the line between “gross negligence” and negligence that ISN’T “gross”? I bet it isn’t where I draw it…
@John: You have said people that have done what she did deserve administrative punishment. So, does that punishment include being eligible for President of the Unoted States? All you really care about is making enough excuses for her illegal behavior until you find one that works.
Let me save you the trouble… there ain’t one. She is either a criminal or too incompetent to handle more national security than she already had access too. Take your pick. Either way, she is disqualified.
Certainly not “the most qualified”.
She’s the only qualified person, owing to the fact that the GOP seems determined to nominate an angry, rude, mentally unbalanced, totally clueless nincompoop—which is the main reason they’ll have to try to focus 100 percent of all attention on their Clinton attacks.
It’s not going to work.
@Bill: Bill as a Constitutionalist
I looked again and saw nothing that prohibits anyone who has been careless to any degree not being allowed to be POTUS
Did I miss something there? If so could you point it out to me?
All you care about is finding something that will prohibit her from becoming POTUS
Well buddy keep looking but I don’t think you will find it in the US Constitution
Bill better retread that Cinstitution of ours it lists the qualifications and we pretty much go by that, not who in your opinion is or is not eligible to be POTUS
Maybe we should try for a new Amendment to our Constitution: in addition to those qualifications listed in Article II Section 1 no one can hold that office unless approved by Bill and Dreadnought. Especially if they are pretty sure that person is guilty
@Greg: She is unqualified and disqualified regardless of who or what is running against her. She is corrupt, now shown to be a criminal, a liar and proven to be incompetent. We could not do worse if we elected Obama again.
It is unimaginable to me that some lazy, greedy individuals would put a known lying criminal in the WhiteHouse simply to have a liberal there. Unfathomable that some people think so lowly of the country that has provided so much to them.
@George Wells: I realize you hate Trump because he does not bow down to the gay altar, but he has not served up national security to our enemies, lied to the loved ones of people whose deaths he caused or personally profited from his service in government.
Trump can actually turn out to be a good leader (or not) but Hillary has a defined record of being a corrupt liar (and now a criminal that lied under oath to Congress). Who in their right mind would expect Hillary to suddenly do a 180 and act in the interests of the country?
I don’t hate Trump. He is a progressive Democrat, flip-flopping, lying and unabashedly pandering to clueless, ANGRY Republican primary voters to trick them into voting for him so that he can then use his inept campaign to throw the election to his friend Hillary.
Why EVER would I hate THIS guy? He was in favor of same-sex marriage BEFORE Hillary was! He was for National Health Care before Hillary even gave it a passing thought.
I’m just upset with Republicans for swallowing the bait whole. Trump is an actor, remember? He’s played his role well, and his audience – YOU – are giving him an Oscar. I’m happy for him, but sad for the Republican Party, because Trump’s little subterfuge is wrecking the one chance this country has to REASONABLY reign in unrestrained liberalism.
The best I can offer you now is that in all likelihood, Paul Ryan will run and win in 2020. That is, unless you cannibalistic Republicans turn on him too.
@George Wells: Trump is the Republican Party it was decided in the primaries
By him getting the most votes
You don’t get to decide, that is done by voting
So was Reagan. But, Obama was… what? A “community organizer”? A Senator that did nothing but campaign? You voted for THAT. Why not a successful businessman that has the pulse and temperature of the American people?
Um… No. Not the American “people.” He connects with the MINORITY of angry Republican primary voters who successfully nominated him. Those angry voters are a MUCH smaller MINORITY of the voters who will vote this coming November, and there are not enough of them to win THAT contest – the ONLY one that really matters.
My sources conclude that the Democratic coalition will prevail in November for many of the same reasons it prevailed in 2008 and in 2012. Obama had virtually NO experience, and Hillary’s experience hasn’t been stellar. Although any comparison begs the apples-versus-oranges question, the result is probably a wash. Clinton COULD have been beaten by a reasonable candidate, but that isn’t what Trump is.
You keep returning to the Obama elections as if they prove something OTHER than that an “unqualified” candidate can get elected, but they don’t. After you filter out all of the blame-oriented chatter (the stuff YOU are so full of), the up-coming election will be decided by the numbers of allies in the Democratic and Republican coalitions who bother to vote. Not by whatever platform the respective parties bother to reach consensus on, not by how obnoxious EITHER of the candidates are, and not by whatever absurd promises either of them make to their respective constituencies. Republicans keep peeling off slices of their once-successful coalition, throwing Republican-lites (RINOs), gays, Hispanics and women under every passing bus in an effort to achieve doctrinal “purity,” and it is really THIS reason, THIS time, that they won’t win the presidential election. Most of those Republican throw-aways will end up voting for the Democratic candidate. Not because Trump is WORSE than Clinton (or the other way around) but because Republicans have undercut their fundamental message by divorcing themselves from themselves. Self-sabotage.
Don’t cry to me about my voting for Obama. You did this to yourself. At this point, you don’t even know who the Republican Party IS! John says that Trump IS the Republican Party. Now, John certainly isn’t a Republican sympathizer, but there ARE plenty of Republicans who would agree with him. That’s pretty scary, isn’t it?