Yesterday, the nation looked on in shock as FBI Director James Comey announced his agency wouldn’t be pursuing charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her deliberate use of a private email server, and perhaps the most notable reaction came from none other than Edward Snowden.
Snowden, if you remember, was forced to seek asylum in Russia after he was caught leaking classified information from the NSA, where he used to be a contractor. Given his situation, he’s not entirely sure what to make of the entire Clinton ordeal, and it’s hard to blame him considering his leaks were to inform the American public and hers ended with information deemed Top Secret in enemy hands.
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An emoji is worth 1,000 words. In one simple tweet, Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who became infamous for leaking classified intel from the government department, expressed his bewilderment after FBI Director James Comey decided his agency would not be pursuing charges against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 5, 2016
Again, hard to blame him being a little confused, isn’t it? Now for those unaware, below is a portion of Comey’s statement after he laid out Clinton’s egregious mishandling of classified information.
Via the Wall Street Journal:
To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.
I know there will be intense public debate in the wake of this recommendation, as there was throughout this investigation. What I can assure the American people is that this investigation was done competently, honestly, and independently. No outside influence of any kind was brought to bear.
I know there were many opinions expressed by people who were not part of the investigation—including people in government—but none of that mattered to us. Opinions are irrelevant, and they were all uninformed by insight into our investigation, because we did the investigation the right way. Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this organization.
That first bold line is what has almost the entire nation wondering how it is Hillary was able to board Air Force One yesterday and campaign on the taxpayer dime with Barack Obama. Had the FBI’s investigation been a background check to give her clearance to get on the plane, she wouldn’t have ever gotten it.
In fact, she wouldn’t pass a background check for even the lowest security clearance, let alone one high enough to be sitting next to the president.
So do you still believe that there’s not two sets of laws in this country? Don’t forget, our Founders revolted over much less than what we’re seeing now.