You would think Americans could do better than that.
Why settle for someone known to be reckless, careless, no trustworthy, and for lack of a better word; a scandal magnet.
Remarkably, without any major leaks, Comey made his final recommendations to the Department of Justice only days after a three-hour interview with the former secretary of state and a week after a widely controversial “chance meeting” between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former president Bill Clinton.
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information,” Comey said, “our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences,” Comey clarified. “To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.”
Contrary to Clinton’s repeated claims, Comey announced that the FBI’s investigation found that she sent or received 110 emails in 52 email chains that contained classified information at the time she sent or received them. The agency also found that Clinton used more than one email server.
Comey said, however, that the FBI “found no evidence that any of the additional work-related e-mails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them”:
Our assessment is that, like many e-mail users, Secretary Clinton periodically deleted e-mails or e-mails were purged from the system when devices were changed. Because she was not using a government account—or even a commercial account like Gmail—there was no archiving at all of her e-mails, so it is not surprising that we discovered e-mails that were not on Secretary Clinton’s system in 2014, when she produced the 30,000 e-mails to the State Department.
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 evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.
“Extremely careless,” not criminal: FBI Director James Comey recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton in private email server case