(TheConservativeNews.org) – Two time failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Tuesday to falsely claim she never mishandled classified information.
However, in July 2016, the FBI confirmed Clinton did in fact grossly mishandle a number of classified documents, which she stored on a private and unsecured email server in her bathroom. Despite this fact, prosecutors declined to bring charges against her.
“Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way, or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities,” Comey said. “From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification.”
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent,” Comey continued.
Clinton pushed the argument further saying, “Trump’s own State Department, under two different Secretaries, found I had no classified emails.”
“That’s right: ZERO.”
“By contrast, Trump has hundreds of documents clearly marked classified, and the investigation just started,” Clinton tweeted, “I’m more tired of talking about this than anyone, but here we are.”
Clinton Joined the ladies of “The View” on Wednesday, and said “no one is above the law” while discussing the documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Co-host Sunny Hostin asked Clinton about her “hot take” on the situation and the former Secretary of State said that it was an issue she believed “should concern every American.”
“It should concern every American because those documents and the empty folders as they were marked suggest that there was really important secret information that is essential to our country’s defense and security, and when the report came out yesterday that the documents also included information about we don’t know which, an ally or an adversary’s nuclear program, I cannot tell you how terrifying that is,” she said.
“So I don’t understand how these documents ended up where they are. I don’t understand how he was permitted to take them, even to the residence let alone to a country club in Florida. I don’t understand it,” she continued.
Behar told Clinton that she was at an event recently with people very connected to government and when she asked people at the event if they believed Trump would be indicted, half believed he would and half said that he was going to get away with it, “like he always does.” She asked Clinton if she believed that would be the case.
“I don’t know, Joy, and I don’t want to prejudge. I have been pre-judged wrongly enough. I’m not going to pre-judge somebody else, and so I think the key is what the facts and the evidence are,” she said. “What the FBI and the intelligence community learn about these documents, how they ended up there, who else saw them.”
The 2016 presidential candidate said that she thinks people have to have “two minds about this.”
“No one is above the law,” she added. “And the rule of law in a democracy, you know, has to be our standard. But we should not rush to judgment. We should take it seriously. We should be concerned about it, and we should follow the facts and the evidence.”