FBI Director James Comey, in his report concerning Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, says that the former Secretary of State and presidential hopeful was extremely careless in her handling of classified email. In a statement he said that he found no evidence to prove that Clinton or her colleagues intended to break any laws regarding her use of a personal email server to conduct State business. However, Comey said that there is evidence to show that Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in the handling of highly classified information.
During the investigation it was discovered that 110 emails across 52 email chains were classified at the time of sending. Director Comey also said that 8 email chains contained information classified top secret information at the time of sending and at least 200 emails were later up-classified. Despite all the evidence, Comey said that he doesn’t recommend charging Clinton in conjunction with her use of a personal email server. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that she would follow the FBI’s recommendation as to charging Clinton.
So, in layman’s terms, Clinton and her staff may have broken the law but they didn’t mean to. Wait a minute, didn’t Clinton say that there was no classified information either sent or received on her personal email server? Didn’t she give testimony under oath to FBI investigators? Didn’t she put America and Americans at risk with her negligent disrespect for established security protocols? She clearly didn’t follow State Department procedures in the handling of classified information.
The Daily Caller reports:
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey called Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server at the State Department and its subsequent implementation “extremely careless.”
“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 they were extremely careless in their handling of highly classified information.”