Moments after FBI Director James Comey announced on Tuesday that the FBI would not recommend criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, liberal NBC host Andrea Mitchell listed the reasons why Clinton will wind up paying a huge price for her behavior nevertheless.
“(Hillary) has been saying for more than a year now that she never sent or received anything that was classified at the time, and his (FBI Director James Comey’s) analysis completely disputes that,” Mitchell said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The NBC host then explained how Comey spoke of Clinton’s recklessness, of how she used a private server to pass “information back and forth to people in the State Department,” of how her server “was likely hacked by hostile actors” and of how “she used her devices overseas.”
“This is politically very damaging,” Mitchell continued. “Not as damaging as a prosecution obviously …. which could be disabling for a nominee … but the fact is this is a big political hit.”
Listen to Mitchell for yourself in the video below:
Clinton will most likely not be indicted by the Department of Justice, but that does not mean she won’t be indicted by court of public opinion.
If nothing else, the criticism Comey made of the former secretary of state Wednesday has the potential to drastically affect the outcome of the election in November.
It also has the potential to turn Clinton’s supporters, like liberal Andrea Mitchell, into her critics.