FBI Director James Comey has just announced that "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case", "we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts", and that "no charges are appropriate in this case".
NYT:FBI to recommend DOJ not bring charges in Clinton email case "although there is evidence of potential violations." https://t.co/KdWtjIna6A— ABC News (@ABC) July 5, 2016
The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, on Tuesday said the F.B.I. is recommending no charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a personal email server while secretary of state.
Mr. Comey said “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Mrs. Clinton for her handling of classified information on her private server. But he said Mrs. Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in their use of email.
The F.B.I.’s recommendation to the Justice Department will have an enormous impact on the presidential election.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday that she would accept whatever recommendation she received from the F.B.I.
Might be a good moment to remind people that Comey is a Republican, and that FBI directors are given 10-year terms to assure independence.— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 5, 2016
Clinton campaign spox responds to Comey statement that FBI is not recommending charged for Clinton email server. pic.twitter.com/fwlHzzSQKe— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) July 5, 2016