In the early part of the presidential race, news broke that Hillary Clinton was being investigated for her misuse of private email servers while Secretary of State. It was a daunting situation for the presumptive Democratic nominee; but she may no longer have to worry about being charged as yesterday [July 5, 2016] FBI Director James Comey said he would not recommend charges against her.
Though Comey didn’t go as far as to recommend charges against Clinton, he most certainly didn’t refrain from making mention of the fact her actions were “extremely careless” pertaining to how she handled classified information on an unclassified email system. According to reports from CNN, Comey said: “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of vert sensitive, highly classified information.” Such sentiments coming from Comey only further give Clinton opposers a reason to continue. In no new news, attacks against her character ensued.
This decision took place in the wake of Clinton and President Barack Obama heading out on their first campaign event together. Spokesman for Clinton, Brian Fallon said the campaign was “pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the Department is appropriate. As the Secretary has long said, it was a mistake to use her personal email and she would not do it again. We are glad that this matter is now resolved.”
Open discussion on the matter is ongoing.