The FBI won't recommend charges in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, agency chief James Comey announced Tuesday.
"No reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey told reporters.
Federal investigators did not find evidence of intentional wrongdoing, he said — but there is evidence the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and her staff were "extremely careless" during her tenure as secretary of state.
Comey said 110 emails sent or received on the Clinton server contained classified information. He also said it's possible "hostile actors" gained access to the server.
From what I am hearing this does NOT exonerate Hillary completely over her carelessness in using the server, but it does remove any possibility that she will be indicted.
There is still plenty for the Republicans can use to attack Hillary's judgment, but since they are running Donald Trump as their candidate it works to undermine that argument.
Speaking of Trump this is how he responded to the news.
The system is rigged. General Petraeus got in trouble for far less. Very very unfair! As usual, bad judgment.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016
Later today Hillary will appear on stage with President Obama.FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016
It will be interesting to see if they address this or not.
Update: Here is a more detailed report on FBI Director Comey's statement:
"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said in a news conference.
"In looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts," he added.
Sounds like what I kind of predicted all along.
Yes she made a mistake in judgement, no it is not something for which she can be prosecuted.
Despite what Bernie Sanders supporters and Republicans might want to believe.
Update 2: And another question answered:
A spokesperson for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reportedly told media outlets Tuesday that the FBI's findings on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's server use wouldn't impact Sanders' decision to stay in the race for the White House.
Of course it won't. Wish I could say I was surprised by this, but I'm not.
Update 3: Seems appropriate.
I need to start buying shares of "butthurt balm."
I could make a killing.