Hillary stored classified email on her personal private email server (instead of the Dtate Departments) exposing America’s classified information to hackers (one known for sure). Then when congress demanded Hillary hand over her emails – she deleted them. Only giving a portion back to Congress for review.
After months of Congressional hearings, an FBI investigation and a FBI 3 ½ hour interview with Hillary Clinton - FBI Director Comey concluded,
"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information," he said, "there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."
However Comey went on to say, “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
He argued that Hillary revealed her extreme carelessness in handling the information but she did not have an intent (according to Comey) to violated the law which in the FBI’s opinion precludes prosecution.
I don’t have intent to violate the law when I break a traffic law. It is usually my “carelessness” that puts me in that situation. However careless I might be the officer does his or her job and adheres to the law by issuing me a ticket. Ignorance is not an excuse for evading the law – under no circumstance.
Here is the specific law Hillary violated.
18 U.S. Code § 1924:
"Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both."
You don't have to have a law degree to see that Hillary Clinton acted unlawfully. Whether she did this with malicious intent or not is not relevant to the discussion. She broke the law.
A government official who has been in the political machine for over 30 years forgets that classified information has to stay on government servers? No. She knew the law but she made a choice to break the law. The question now – do the American people care? This FBI decision is symptomatic of a country that has lost its way. The American people don’t care that classified information was leaked and they don’t care that Hillary broke the law. This is a dangerous state for America.