Do the American People Want an “Extremely Careless” President? FBI Director James Comey’s Statement On Hillary Clinton’s Emails.
We bring to the attention of our readers the full text of FBI director James Comey’s statement concerning Hillary Clinton’s emails.
No criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. That was to be expected. Political pressure was exerted on both the FBI and the Justice Department.
It should nonetheless be noted that the FBI confirmed that there was on the part of Hillary Clinton “evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information”
Moreover, the FBI statement describes Hillary Clinton as “extremely careless in … the handling of very sensitive, highly classified information”.
What kind of decision-making can we expect if Hillary Clinton were to be elected president of the United States. Do the American people want an “extremely careless” president who has been under prior investigation by the the FBI. The question of carelessness is of particular relevance in relation to US Foreign Policy. Hillary Clinton is on record: she supports the use of nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis,
“the nuclear option should not at all be taken off the table. That has been my position consistently.” (ABC News, December 15, 2015)
“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” (ABC “Good Morning America.”, quoted by Reuters, April 22, 2008)
“Let’s remember here… the people we are fighting today [Al Qaeda, Daesh-ISIS] we funded them twenty years ago… and we did it because we were locked in a struggle with the Soviet Union. (Transcript of CNN interview, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd0fLAbV1cA )
Bear in mind this FBI report below does not address the alleged fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation. (M. Ch. GR Editor)
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF FBI JAMES COMEY’S STATEMENT
emphasis added by Global Research
Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State.
After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. What I would like to do today is tell you three things: what we did; what we found; and what we are recommending to the Department of Justice.
This will be an unusual statement in at least a couple ways. First, I am going to include more detail about our process than I ordinarily would, because I think the American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest. Second, I have not coordinated or reviewed this statement in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government. They do not know what I am about to say.
I want to start by thanking the FBI employees who did remarkable work in this case. Once you have a better sense of how much we have done, you will understand why I am so grateful and proud of their efforts.
Video on CSPAN of FBI Director James Comey’s Statement