As WikiLeaks released another 1,000 emails about the Iraq War from Hillary Clinton’s private server the FBI announced that they would not be recommending any charges against the former Secretary of State.
In honor of Independence Day 2016 WikiLeaks published more than 1,000 emails about the Iraq War from Hillary Clinton‘s private server during her time as secretary of State. The move by the whistleblowing site came one day before the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced that they are not seeking charges against Clinton for improperly storing classified emails.
On Monday WikiLeaks tweeted a link to 1,258 emails that Clinton sent and received. The emails were part of a larger cache of documents released by the State Department in February. WikiLeaks identified all the emails related to the Iraq War and compiled them into a searchable database.
“The development comes after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last month the website had gathered “enough evidence” for the FBI to indict Clinton,” The Hill noted.
“We could proceed to an indictment, but if Loretta Lynch is the head of the [Department of Justice] in the United States, she’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton,” Assange told London-based ITV. “That’s not possible that could happen.”
It seems as if Assange’s prediction will ultimately be proven correct after FBI Director James B. Comey announced the Bureau is not recommending that Attorney General Loretta Lynch seek charges against Mrs. Clinton. Lynch previously said she would defer to the FBI decision on whether or not to indict Clinton.
“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,” Director Comey said in a statement.
Comey also said the investigation sought to “determine whether there is evidence of computer intrusion in connection with the personal e-mail server by any foreign power, or other hostile actors.” The FBI was able to determine that 110 e-mails contained classified information when they were sent or received. Eight of these emails contained Top Secret information, 36 were marked Secret, and another eight were labeled Confidential.
Ultimately, Comey concluded “we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Disturbingly, Director Comey said although “there is evidence of potential violations” the Bureau believes “that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” The FBI encouraged the Department of Justice to let Hillary Clinton go free because “no charges are appropriate in this case.”
Probably the most upsetting aspect of Director Comey’s remarks is the fact that he admitted that someone without the credentials or connections of Hillary Clinton who took the same actions would likely face punishment. “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences,” Comey said. “To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”
The announcement burst the hopes of millions of people around the United States who were hoping that, for once, a member of the political class would be held accountable for their actions. The newly organized emails from WikiLeaks are also unlikely to knock Clinton down from her throne as most of the deadstream (previously known as the mainstream) continues to ignore the crimes of the Clinton family. In fact, Clinton seems to be protected from all angles, including by social media giant Facebook.
In March, WikiLeaks demanded Facebook to stop censoring their content. The activist group posted a message to their Twitter account, saying “stop censoring our Hillary Clinton email release,” with a saved screenshot of a Facebook error message on the attempted post. WikiLeaks was attempting to share the first batch of emails from the former Secretary of State’s emails, but was apparently censored from sharing the link via Facebook.
I hate to say it, friends and family, but if you actually believed Hillary Clinton would be held accountable for her email crimes you are ignoring the amount of corruption and deceit that exist within the U.S. political system. It’s time for the people of this land to stop acquiescing and giving away our power. It’s time to stop looking to presidents as saviors. The only hope we have to turn this situation around is for each and every individual to begin participating in massive campaigns of non-resistance, non-compliance, and creation of new institutions that can replace the centralized government we have today. Let’s do it.
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