By Dan Rosecrans
FBI Director, James Comey neither shocked nor surprised anyone with his announcement today that, although Hillary Clinton and aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information…we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts”.
Comey went on to say that there is no precedent for bringing charges against the former Secretary of State.
That is just not true. David Sirota tweeted, “A year ago, Comey’s FBI went after a Navy guy for removing classified info, even though the FBI found no evidence of intent”.
Matt Walsh reminded, General David “Petraeus was charged with a crime for keeping classified material in a NOTEBOOK in his house. Hillary sent it on unprotected servers”.
Whether true or not, Americans are now left with that distaste in their mouths that application of the law is now about WHO you know (aka Loretta Lynch, the US Attorney General), not whether or not you broke any laws.
Comey responded by stating, “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”.
In a rare moment of journalistic research and integrity, the Associated Press’ Stephan Braun and Jack Gillum compiled Mrs. Clinton’s public statements and the FBI’s conclusion:
The FBI identified 113 emails that were classified at the time they were sent.
contained classified information.
The FBI said, “Not so”.
There are no charges pending. Additionally, nobody seems truly concerned about the “snakes on a plane” incident in Phoenix. We may never know the truth.