Clinton Not to be Indicted Over Email Scandal, Despite Being Outed as a Liar

Hillary_Rodham_ClintonA week after Hillary Clinton was cleared of any wrongdoing in Benghazi, she once again finds herself untouchable by the law.

During those multiple inquiries into the Benghazi attack, it was discovered that Clinton was using a private email server based in her own home during her tenor as Secretary of State. It was subsequently determined that she had been using the account to send classified information, a charge which she denied but the Federal Bureau of Investigation decided to investigate regardless.

The conclusion to that investigation was this week, when FBI Director James Comey held a press conference to say that while Clinton and her aides had been “extremely careless,” particularly with 110 emails that did contain classified data. These include some that Clinton attempted to keep hidden indefinitely, leading to speculation on the content that was successfully deleted. Furthermore, Comey said that while there was no evidence of her email being hacked, her carelessness made it likely.

Nonetheless he would not be recommending an indictment as “no reasonable prosecutor” would challenge the Clinton dynasty. Paraphrasing aside, it is true that few would bring charges against her, especially since she’s just weeks away from securing the Democratic nomination for president. Those few of course include Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who had a very suspicious meeting with Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton over the weekend. Officially they did not mention the case to one another, but like those emails that were successfully deleted, few will know with certainty about what was said.

The Republicans at least are not keeping quiet about the case, with likely Republican Nominee Donald Trump claiming that she put the “entire country in danger,” and that her getting away with it was the latest example of just how corrupt the system has become.

And in what could quite possibly be the worst development of all, Trump is right.

Further reading:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36711711
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-emails-idUSKCN0ZL1US
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-comey-factbox-idUSKCN0ZL2N9?mod=related&channelName=politicsNews
http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36721047
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/07/05/3795414/hillary-clinton-isnt-getting-indicted-heres/

Image: “Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chatham House Prize 2013 Winner” by Chatham House  CC BY 2.0

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