Certain pundits with a sketchy knowledge of the facts heard FBI Director James Comey recommend against indicting Hillary Clinton and mistook that as proof she had done nothing against the law. Will the right wing finally stop crowing about her emails, asked Sally Kohn.
Conservatives have done plenty of crowing about Comey’s decision, pointing to other cases of “carelessness” where people were stripped of their security clearance with no regard for their intentions. But it looks like the State Department isn’t willing to let the massive suspicion and distrust surrounding Clinton rest either.
On Wednesday, State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters that “human error” was to blame for documents that were mistakenly marked as classified.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 6, 2016
“Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the classified markings discovered on some of Clinton’s emails were the result of ‘human error’ and not of negligence during a briefing held just one day after the FBI accused Clinton and her team of ‘extremely careless’ treatment of classified information,” writes Sarah Westwood in the Washington Examiner.
So, if that’s true, it turns out Clinton still was extremely careless, but slightly less negligent than Comey suggested Tuesday. (Keep in mind, this is the same agency that blamed a technical “glitch” for an inconvenient press exchange that disappeared from the video archives.)
Not surprisingly, Brian Fallon of Hillary Clinton for America also couldn’t stop crowing about Clinton’s further “exoneration.”
State Dept spox Kirby just now says two emails that Comey said were 'marked classified' were wrongly marked, and were not classified.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon man you really are desperate for this to go away aren't you?
— Matt Rollyson (@MRolly_24) July 6, 2016
So, essentially, everyone at State was a massive screw-up under her tenure and Clinton either didn’t know or didn’t care. That’s comforting.
LOL. So she unilaterally recognized and overruled the improper classification? Is that what you're saying? https://t.co/V5atrzgQd7
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 6, 2016
@JonahNRO "The State Department confirms my boss lied, but she wouldn't have had to if her subordinate hadn't been stupid."
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon So since they were marked classified, she's ok to send them? Because she's so smart she knew they we "mistakenly"marked???
— Scott4Trump (@Scott4Trump) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon Give it up, just be honest, Hillary is a dip shit. She is also extremely incompetent & shouldnt be near classified information
— Arnie Stimpleton (@DJKnoxs) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon That's not to say Hillary didn't lie about everything. She sent & received classified material. Marked or not is irrelevant.
— subcomandante delia (@ojoscriollos) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon So if I have 110 classified documents in my home that's bad; but only 108 is ok? Can I get this in writing for my trial?
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon You're arguing over emails HRC said were NEVER deleted in the first place?
Extremely careless indeed!
— Mme. PB (@MmePB) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon gee its almost like comey shouldn't have made those statements for exactly reasons like this
— 2 (@_anti_climacus) July 6, 2016
.@brianefallon When you have so many liars working on behalf of one crook, it's hard to get everyone on the same page.
— Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 6, 2016
@brianefallon Snuffing embers on the fringes of a raging inferno is no way to put out a fire, young man-let your candidate face the media!
— Vic Livingston (@scrivener50) July 6, 2016