Decision day arrived today for Hillary Clinton, and she is surely breathing a huge sigh of relief.
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, announced in a public statement on July 5th that the FBI would not recommend criminal charges against the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for her mishandling of classified information on a private email server.
According to the New York Times, Director Comey stated that “our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” because the FBI could not find evidence that Mrs. Clinton intentionally sent or received classified information. That is the threshold that was needed to warrant a criminal charge.
What Mr. Comey did say, however, is that Mrs. Clinton was “extremely careless” in using personal email servers — and email addresses — to handle sensitive information. He went on to state that an ordinary government employee would have faced administrative punishment for such an action, and that Mrs. Clinton “should have known that an unclassified system was no place” for sensitive conversations about intelligence matters.