After spending several minutes explaining that they had found clear evidence that Hillary Clinton met the legal standard for gross negligence, that she endangered Top Secret and Secret information, and that it is highly likely that our enemies gained access to her server...
...Director Comey recommends no charges. He says "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring them.
His conclusion does not follow from his premises, nor from the plain law.
This is a sad day for our nation.
The relevant law is 18 U.S.C. § 793(f). Gross negligence is the standard, and the FBI investigation proved it robustly by Comey's own statement. The shift to any other standard is a refusal to enforce the law. Those doing this for political reasons are asking us to entrust the enforcement of the law to someone whose continued freedom from prison depends solely on that refusal to enforce the law.
Clinton and her machine must be stopped.
That machine apparently includes the law enforcement apparatus of the Federal government.
James Comey: "To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences."
Indeed, I now have no choice but to expect to see the full weight of your organization brought down on her political enemies for much less.