FBI Director James Comey made the announcement Tuesday that, despite Hillary Clinton’s “extremely careless” handling of classified intelligence, the agency would not recommend criminal charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee:
“We cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges,” he told reporters in Washington. He also added that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges.
However, Comey confirmed that Clinton did in fact send dozens of emails over her private server that contained classified information at the time they were sent, despite Clinton’s claim to the contrary:
Comey said 110 emails contained information that was classified at the time they were sent, including eight emails that were top secret. That finding marked a direct contradiction to Clinton’s previous statements, in which she said she never sent any information that was classified at the time it was sent.
Comey said the investigation focused on whether Clinton violated federal statutes prohibiting the removal of classified information from secure areas, whether intentionally or inadvertently.
The FBI director said Clinton also used several different servers and mobile devices to transmit her private emails, a previously unknown detail about her network, and said it is “possible” that her network was breached by hackers.
In other words, Clinton’s still a liar, and it’s highly doubtful that the conclusion of the email probe will do anything to help her approval rating at the polls.