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  1. Frank Soto Contributor
    Frank Soto
    @FrankSoto

    Comey in brief: While it is clear that Secretary Clinton and her aides violated the law, we don’t think they really meant to.  So we’re good.

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  2. Brian Watt Inactive
    Brian Watt
    @BrianWatt

    Comey ducks questions from reporters after clearing Hillary Clinton from prosecution. How instructing subordinates to remove classified markings on a classified email so it could be sent over an unsecured system is not a criminal offense that shows awareness and intent is clearly beyond me. Let the outrage begin.

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  3. Frank Soto Contributor
    Frank Soto
    @FrankSoto

    Brian Watt:Comey ducks questions from reporters after clearing Hillary Clinton from prosecution. How instructing subordinates to remove classified markings on a classified email so it could be sent over an unsecured system is not a criminal offense that shows awareness and intent is clearly beyond me. Let the outrage begin.

    Intent isn’t required.

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  4. Austin Murrey Inactive
    Austin Murrey
    @AustinMurrey

    Frank Soto:Comey in brief: While it is clear that Secretary Clinton and her aides violated the law, we don’t think they really meant to. So we’re good.

    Laws are for the little people.

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  5. Fricosis Guy Listener
    Fricosis Guy
    @FricosisGuy

    The 2016 frontrunner is a woman who–putting the best construction on it–treated state secrets with reckless incompetence.

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  6. Brian Watt Inactive
    Brian Watt
    @BrianWatt

    Frank Soto:

    Brian Watt:Comey ducks questions from reporters after clearing Hillary Clinton from prosecution. How instructing subordinates to remove classified markings on a classified email so it could be sent over an unsecured system is not a criminal offense that shows awareness and intent is clearly beyond me. Let the outrage begin.

    Intent isn’t required.

    Yes, she’s already guilty of gross negligence. But when there is intent, the penalties are even worse.

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  7. Del Mar Dave Member
    Del Mar Dave
    @DelMarDave

    The party’s over, folks. It’s Hillary all the way. Batten down the hatches.

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  8. Joe P Member
    Joe P
    @JoeP

    Why did he structure the presser like this?

    If you had followed everything up until the last 5 minutes, you’d think they were going to push for an indictment. So, why did he bother saying all of that the way that he did?

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  9. Elephas Americanus Member
    Elephas Americanus
    @ElephasAmericanus

    The United States of America is now officially a banana republic – and not because we sell stylish chinos and cashmere sweaters.

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  10. Nick Stuart Inactive
    Nick Stuart
    @NickStuart

    Just a reminder, it will be Trump or Clinton making DOJ appointments, overseeing national security, etc. Who do you prefer?

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  11. Mr. French Inactive
    Mr. French
    @MrFrench

    Is intent truly required for violation in this case?  Malum prohibitum or Malum in se?  What laws?

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  12. Michael Farrow Inactive
    Michael Farrow
    @MichaelFarrow

    I’m shocked! (not)

    Come on, She’s Clinton.

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  13. Probable Cause Inactive
    Probable Cause
    @ProbableCause

    I believe there is a God in heaven who will administer justice in His own good time.

    This belief comforts me.

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  14. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    In this wacky world it apparently does not matter that she intended to transmit the classified info.

    It does not matter that she intended to transmit classified info knowing it was classified.

    It does not matter that she intended to transmit classified info knowing it was classified and knowing the transmission was illegal generally.

    What is the required intent then? That she intend to violate a specific US Code subsection, knowing that subsection by number?

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  15. Elephas Americanus Member
    Elephas Americanus
    @ElephasAmericanus

    Nick Stuart:Just a reminder, it will be Trump or Clinton making DOJ appointments, overseeing national security, etc. Who do you prefer?

    Bad as Trump would be, I’m not sure his sole criterion for appointments would be “How willing is this person to let me and my husband break numerous laws without laying a finger on us?”

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  16. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    Mark Levin’s head just exploded

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  17. Wiley Inactive
    Wiley
    @Wiley

    If ever there was a time for conspiracy theories (that eventually turn to conspiracy fact) now is the time.

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  18. James Madison Member
    James Madison
    @JamesMadison

    Frank Soto:Comey in brief: While it is clear that Secretary Clinton and her aides violated the law, we don’t think they really meant to. So we’re good.

    Again, proving they did not think they could prove “intent.”  This is about “intent.”  And the conspiratorial theories are just that.  Was there bias, you betcha’.  But there was not conspiracy per se.  There was a de factor conspiracy.  Most of Washington is Democrat or Democrat in disguise.  So when they call “strikes and balls” Scooter Libby is indictable and Hillary is not.

    Funny thing, individual influence affects the law, not blind Justice.

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  19. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
    @tommeyer

    I’m at a loss as to how to describe this as anything other than “really terrible.”

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  20. Jamie Lockett Inactive
    Jamie Lockett
    @JamieLockett

    So the FBI Director declines to prosecute Hillary Clinton mere days after her husband met with the Attorney General in secret and on the same day that the President starts to campaign with her.

    Move along citizen, nothing to see here.

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  21. Frank Soto Contributor
    Frank Soto
    @FrankSoto

    James Madison:

    Frank Soto:Comey in brief: While it is clear that Secretary Clinton and her aides violated the law, we don’t think they really meant to. So we’re good.

    Again, proving they did not think they could prove “intent.”

    They don’t have to.

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  22. Lily Bart Inactive
    Lily Bart
    @LilyBart

    Criminal government.   We’re headed down a dark, dark path.

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  23. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    I just watched a coup against the American government by FBI director James Comey. He found 110 times Hillary was involved in illegally emailing classified information. He found 8 times Hillary was involved in emailing TOP SECRET information. He found her personal servers illegal. His reason for recommending to DOJ to not bring charges? They’ve never done it before. REALLY? So the first person that runs afoul of any law gets a pass because no prosecution like it has been brought before? THAT’S NOT THE LEGAL STANDARD!!!! Wow.

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  24. Elephas Americanus Member
    Elephas Americanus
    @ElephasAmericanus

    Joe P:Why did he structure the presser like this?

    If you had followed everything up until the last 5 minutes, you’d think they were going to push for an indictment. So, why did he bother saying all of that the way that he did?

    Because you always save the punchline until the end – Hey, America, joke’s on you!

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  25. Frank Soto Contributor
    Frank Soto
    @FrankSoto

    18 USC 793

    (f)
    Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

    Couldn’t be clearer.  Intent is not required.

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  26. Carol Member
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    So much for James Comey’s vaunted integrity.

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  27. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    I am currently rereading Timothy Snider’s Bloodlands. In the early chapters he recounts how a leftist journalist for the New York Times reacts to the slaughter of millions by starvation in the Ukraine. It didn’t fit the narrative, so it wasn’t happening.

    The Obama in-Justice Department, including the FBI, is a arm of the Democrat party. It will do whatever is necessary to insure that the goals of that party are met because, for the left, the ends always justify the means.

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  28. BrentB67 Inactive
    BrentB67
    @BrentB67

    Jamie Lockett:So the FBI Director declines to prosecute Hillary Clinton mere days after her husband met with the Attorney General in secret and on the same day that the President starts to campaign with her.

    Move along citizen, nothing to see here.

    There was nothing secret about that meeting.

    The press was tipped for good reason. Most likely by justice.

    I actually now believe Lynch and Clinton did talk about grandkids and golf on that tarmac. All that matters was that it made it to the news and she could defer to Comey.

    For all we know Clinton went to FBI headquarters this weekend and watched Jurassic Park and went back home.

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  29. Austin Murrey Inactive
    Austin Murrey
    @AustinMurrey

    Jamie Lockett:So the FBI Director declines to prosecute Hillary Clinton mere days after her husband met with the Attorney General in secret and on the same day that the President starts to campaign with her.

    Move along citizen subject, nothing to see here.

    Fixed that for her.

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  30. iWe Coolidge
    iWe
    @iWe

    Joe P:Why did he structure the presser like this?

    If you had followed everything up until the last 5 minutes, you’d think they were going to push for an indictment. So, why did he bother saying all of that the way that he did?

    To maintain some shred of dignity.

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