Patriotic Americans couldn’t believe their ears when they heard FBI Director James Comey announce that Hillary Clinton was not going to be charged for mishandling of classified material. Although Comey said that Hillary had broken the law, the FBI couldn’t prove that she intended to.
That was July, 2016.
Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) explained exactly why the FBI didn’t find intent, and it’s got everything to do with them not asking the right questions.
“There’s no question she handled [classified emails] negligently or extremely carelessly.
He said he didn’t go forward with charges because she didn’t have specific criminal intent.
I didn’t see any questions on that.”
In fact, most of the questions focussed on how the private server was used, and what type of material was passed over the server.
And then there was Hillary’s response to a lot of the questions:
“I don’t recall,”
“I don’t remember.”
Sounds an awful lot like the answers Hillary gave during the Benghazi hearing!
Gowdy said that the FBI should have asked her questions about intent. For example, “Why did you delete emails that you kept for a year-and-a-half?”
He also said they should have asked Clinton why she didn’t hand over all the work related emails, after leaving office, as the law required.
If FBI investigators had asked those types of questions, maybe they could have proved intent on Hillay’s part.
But then again, maybe that’s why they didn’t!
US Chronicle reports:
For months after it was announced that Hillary Clinton would not be facing an indictment over the careless mishandling of national security secrets over a private, unsecured server, Congressional leaders have expressed frustration over the reason the FBI let Clinton off the hook.
According to FBI Director James Comey, the FBI could prove that Clinton had broken the law, but they could not prove that she intended any harm in doing so.