On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI weren’t recommending further investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time in office. Although Clinton seems to have escaped the highly-publicized ordeal with little reprimand, Comey did say Clinton and her staff were rather careless in their handling of some classified communications.
But according to the State Department, since Comey’s announcement on Tuesday the public has learned that in fact only 2 of the 55,000 email were marked as classified, and better yet, the two that were deemed classified were actually marked that way by accident.
State Dept spox Kirby just now says two emails that Comey said were 'marked classified' were wrongly marked, and were not classified.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 6, 2016
It’s likely Clinton knew how this would turn out all along – why else would she have run for POTUS?
After many months of making headlines, countless hours the FBI spent investigating, and millions of taxpayer dollars later, no classified emails were actually sent.
Similarly to Benghazi, the Clinton email “scandal” has been proven to be something blown out of proportion by Republicans and right-wing media outlets who cater to an anti-Democrat audience.
According to the New York Times, the entire email investigation comes down to the fact that Comey “did not claim that Mrs. Clinton’s behavior had compromised any program or operation.”
Director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists told the New York Times:
‘There was no assertion of damage to national security because of this episode.’
So there you have it. Case closed. Clinton will not be charged, and, more importantly, she did not intend to do anything of ill will. It’s worth noting as well that individuals who held the position of Secretary of State prior to Clinton, such as Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice’s staff also used private email servers to send classified government material.
— Travis Sattiewhite (@Sattiewhite) July 6, 2016
Yet, we never hear Republicans bringing up the 22 million emails that were deleted after the public discovered that eight U.S. Attorneys were fired by the Bush Administration in 2007. Years later it was discovered the emails that “could not be produced,” according to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, were actually sent on a private domain server run by the Republican National Committee.
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