FBI Director James Comey cleared Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in a case that seemed to be clear-cut: mishandling classified information on multiple occasions by setting up a private email server in her home.
Comey declared that he could not prove Clinton’s intent in using private emails to avoid public or government scrutiny of her activities.
“We do not see” evidence of “clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information,” Comey announced.
A video has resurfaced however, which clearly shows Clinton’s intent – and it comes straight from her mouth!
Via the Weekly Standard:
Since FBI director James Comey blasted Hillary Clinton for her deceptions about mishandling classified information and yet inexplicably announced he was recommending no charges be brought against her, there’s been a lot of speculation about how this could be justified. In his own words, Comey called her “extremely careless,” but the legal standard for criminal activity is “gross negligence”. There’s been a lot of headscratching about the the distinction. Further, both “gross negligence” and being “extremely careless” imply that Hillary Clinton’s actions were unintentional on some level.
However, in 2000, Hillary Clinton told Stan Lee (yes, of Marvel Comics fame) at a dinner party, “As much as I’ve been investigated, why would I ever want to do email?” The video provides more than a strong suggestion that Clinton’s email arrangement was deliberately designed to evade accountability from investigators. That strikes me as more than simple negligence, and speaks directly to intent.
Watch the video that apparently escaped the scrutiny of the FBI’s investigative team below …
“As much as I’ve been investigated, why would I ever want to do email?”
Sounds like as good a reason as any to try and hide your emails once you’ve joined the State Department. Who wants that whole oversight nonsense, right Hillary?
There it is – intent, straight from the horse’s mouth.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider