FBI Director James Comey says no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton for using a private e-mail server for government purposes, including the exchange of classified documents.
“Although the Dept. of Justice makes final decision on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case,” he said during a press conference on Tuesday. “…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.
“Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges.”
After the statement, Comey emphasized the investigation was made “honestly,” “independently,” and “apolitically,” odd statements to add right after his announcement unless he has something to hide.
It was also revealing that Comey refused to answer questions from reporters live on camera.
Also, at the beginning of his speech, Comey pointed out the FBI was “referring the matter to the Dept. of Justice for a prosecutive decision.”
Last week, Lynch, a Clinton appointee elevated by Obama, reserved the right to overrule the FBI’s decision on whether to prosecute Hillary Clinton, a senior Justice Dept. official revealed.
“From a senior DOJ official: Attorney General Lynch reserves the right to overrule the recommendation of career prosecutors and the FBI in the Hillary Clinton email probe,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin tweeted. “This official says the probability she would overrule is ‘very, very low,’ but it is not zero. So the ‘news’ is she will not recuse, despite the firestorm.”
“Saying she will treat this case like other cases (showing deference but reserving the right to overrule) is not new.”
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