WOW — JUST WOW!!!
sloppiness, negligence, etc. but not willful and intentional acts
162 emails contained classified email.
8 – top secret
2000 emails up classified to make confidential.
Several thousand work-related emails discovered that Hillary didn’t disclose.
No evidence of intentional deletion.
Evidence of Extreme Carelessness in Handling Email. There’s evidence that Hillary and others should have known that handling of emails was improper.
No proof of hacking, but hacking by hostile actors may have occurred.
FBI Recommends: No Prosecution.
When FBI Director James Comey laid his hand on the Bible and recited his oath of office on September 4, 2013, swearing to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office … without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,” he probably didn’t expect he might have to move against the heir apparent leader of the party under which he would serve.
The facts known about actions taken by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state surrounding the use of an unsecure private email server for conducting government business show that she violated 10 federal statutes. Several are national-security-related felonies, just three of which include: 1. disclosure of classified information (22 documents were Top Secret), 2. unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents, and 3. destruction of evidence (erasure of the hard drive and deletion of some 30,000 emails by Secretary Clinton) after a government investigation had commenced (Benghazi hearings began Oct. 10, 2012).
Comey knows of a related but lesser law violation in handling classified material by General David Petraeus that was recently adjudicated. Petraeus was fined $100,000 and sentenced to two years’ probation for providing his personal notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, although no classified information was ever exposed. Hillary Clinton’s email server containing more voluminous classified and Top Secret information was reportedly breached and exposed by notorious Romanian hacker “Guccifer” and by the Russians (who have 20,000 Clinton server emails in their possession). So Comey can’t easily give Secretary Clinton a pass and at the same time be true to his oath of office.
The fact that the administration under which Mr. Comey serves has conducted itself with unprecedented partisanship and lawlessness makes it even more important for him to uphold the law and recommend indictment. The American people need to see that both lawlessness and dereliction of duty are not given a pass and that no one is above the law.