• Let’s be honest here. Was anyone really surprised that Hillary Clinton, the presumed presidential candidate for the Democrats, is getting off scot-free with no charges filed against her and not even a slap on the wrist?
By AFP Staff —
On Tuesday, July 5, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, Jr. told reporters during a press conference that the FBI will not recommend that criminal charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in regard to her mishandling of classified information and her private email server.
While Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton had kept a private email server to handle her government as well as her private emails. Reports of this generated legitimate concerns about what kinds of emails Mrs. Clinton was sending and why she would refuse to use the government’s secure email system.
Under intense pressure, Mrs. Clinton eventually turned over what was on the server, including emails that did in fact contain classified information, but not before as many as 30,000 emails, or half of the total emails on the server, had been lost or erased.
Following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, which was fraught with accusations that Mrs. Clinton was doing all she could to obfuscate and conceal what she had done, the FBI eventually reached the conclusion that Mrs. Clinton and her staff were incompetent but not criminally liable.
Now, critics of Mrs. Clinton are left wondering why other officials, including former heads of the Central Intelligence Agency David Petraeus and John Deutch, have been prosecuted, sanctioned, and kicked out of the government for mishandling classified documents, but Mrs. Clinton gets to walk away from this probe unscathed.
Some pundits even contend that this is yet another example of the Clintons being above the law and never having to face justice for their direct involvement in multiple scandals.
For more details on why Mrs. Clinton should not be in the White House, click here for AFP’s audio interview with author Victor Thorn.