The FBI called her actions, “extremely careless” and noted Mrs. Clinton was repeatedly in direct violation of security protocols. FBI Director Comey also indicated Mrs. Clinton failed to turn over work-related emails as directed by the investigation into her private email server, and that classified information was repeatedly sent and shared via an unsecured server.
For those not named Clinton, these violations would at the very least, result in sanctions, and quite possibly jail time.
For Hillary Clinton?
Nothing but a declaration she didn’t mean to do what she did.
Comey’s primary reasoning for not filing charges appears to be his view that Mrs. Clinton didn’t intend to break the law, therefore, no prosecutor would likely proceed with charges. Said view is in direct contrast to countless similar cases whereby people were charged for doing far less than Mrs. Clinton was guilty of.
Again, the difference there is that those people did not have the name Clinton.
For example, former CIA Director, General David Petraeus, was charged by the Obama Justice Department for mishandling classified information in the form of personal notes he gave to his biographer (and mistress). Petraeus initially lied to the FBI about those notes, leading to him facing a potential five-year prison sentence. Perhaps not coincidentally, the investigation proceeded with considerable haste at a time when Petraeus was being considered as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate against Barack Obama. Once the scandal broke, the threat of such a campaign against Mr. Obama was eliminated.
Hillary Clinton’s violations didn’t include mere personal notes but the entirety of her communication apparatus. She purposely set up a private email server, sent and received countless classified communications, instructed staff to eliminate classified headers on emails to bypass security protocols, lied, REPEATEDLY, about never having sent or received classified information, and about handing over all specifically requested, work-related emails.
It should not be forgotten, Mrs. Clinton also deleted tens of thousands of emails during the initial phases of the investigation as well, and then attempted to destroy her server’s hard drive.
The primary difference between the two investigations is this: the FBI stated that Hillary Clinton didn’t intentionally mislead while General Petraeus did – though a mountain of evidence clearly suggests otherwise.
It is in effect, the single most powerful investigative agency in the United States suddenly declaring that ignorance is a justifiable offense for breaking the law.
Hillary Clinton is shockingly ignorant, therefore she is also innocent.
That is the culminating statement of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, which in turn, apparently makes her qualified to be the next President of the United States.