“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
– FBI Director James Comey, 5 July 2016, announcing that the FBI had concluded its investigation of Hillary’s handling of our nation’s classified information and would not recommend that DOJ file charges (full text here).
I could not believe this morning’s press conference. First, FBI Director James Comey laid out facts establishing that Hillary Clinton violated our laws regarding classified information. Then, he said that he would not recommend prosecution. Good God, we are now living in a banana republic. The politically connected are above the law.
Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system in order to hide her activities while Secretary of State from being made public pursuant to FOIA requests and legal process. She sent and received classified information across her private system, she stored the information on her private system, and the system was not only subject to hacking, but being run by people almost certainly without the security clearances to allow them such access. She should be in jail for life plus several centuries. Had anyone else done this, they would be.
What Comey did to exonerate Hillary was make up his own set of “straw men” laws, then burn them down. Let me explain.
The facts Comey laid out in his press conference can only be described as damning. They don’t present a judgment call, they present jury questions under at least three statutes.
Here are the facts that Comey laid out in his speech. All are quotations, with my comments in brackets: