A January tweet from Hillary Clinton is resurfacing today following the FBI’s recommendation that no charges be filed over the former secretary of state’s email scandal.
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.” —Hillary #DemDebate
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2016
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,” the presidential candidate wrote nearly six months ago.
FBI Director James Comey seemingly admitted the opposite was true during a press conference in which he claimed anyone else would likely be held accountable for the same actions.
“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences,” Comey said. “To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”
“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 admitted earlier in his statement. “Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges.”
Despite Clinton’s repeated claims that no sensitive information was sent to or from her private email address, Comey alleged that 110 emails contained classified information.
“From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” he said.
Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon responded by stating that Hillary and her campaign are “glad that this matter is now resolved.”