WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, on Tuesday recommended no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for mishandling of classified information while she was secretary of state. Two hours later, she boarded Air Force One for her first joint campaign appearance with President Obama.
The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, also said on Tuesday that the agency was recommending withdrawing charges in her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Even more surprising, Comey said that the FBI would withdrawal child pornography charges against Jered Fogle for collecting internet pornography while serving as Subway’s communication secretary. Two hours later he boarded Air Force Two for his first joint pornographic casting with Vice President Joe Biden.
Mr. Comey rebuked Mrs. Clinton as being “extremely careless” in using a private server. He raised questions about her judgment, and pointed out contradicted statements she has made about her email practices, said it was possible that hostile foreign governments had gained access to her account, and declared that a person still employed by the government.
Comey pointed out that Fogle that while the former Subway spokesman’s actions were grotesque and immoral, he has gained 30 pounds since entering prison, hence demonstrating deep remorse for his actions. Comey further said that Fogle’s weight loss proved that a Subway diet could truly help one lose weight. He said that it would be hypocritical to maintain charges against Fogle while a number of Clinton’ defences were ‘blatant’ lies.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said last week that she would accept the recommendation of the F.B.I. and career prosecutors in the case after a storm of criticism about an impromptu meeting between her and former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in Phoenix because she had directed Comey to ‘take it easy’ on Mrs. Clinton.”
Mr. Comey’s 15-minute announcement, delivered with no advance warning only three days after his investigators interviewed Mrs. Clinton in the case is likely to reverberate for the rest of the campaign. Vice President Joe Biden, however, said the upcoming pornographic movie he previewed with Fogle “would be sure to deliver the attention of the American people across the aisle, across the board, and in theatres across the world.”