J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Wouldn’t Have Punted EmailGate

Obama and Clinton don’t fear Comey — and that’s a problem.

After months of investigation and speculation, this week the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced its findings regarding Hillary Clinton’s misuse of email during her tenure as Secretary of State. To the surprise of nobody who has watched the Obama Administration operate with open eyes, the FBI is not recommending the prosecution of Clinton in EmailGate.

In his July 5 official statement, Director James Comey detailed how the FBI investigated this matter and concluded that Clinton’s personal, private email indeed contained quite a bit of classified information. It’s a singularly strange statement, since the FBI is not seeking prosecution for the crimes detailed by Comey. Neither did he spare the State Department and its notoriously slipshod security. As the director stated:

“While not the focus of our investigation, we also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general—and with respect to use of unclassified email systems in particular—was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government.”

It bears noting that a previous investigation 16 years ago came to identical conclusions about the State Department. Security matters at Foggy Bottom were so slipshod that then-Secretary Madeline Albright was moved to denounce her own department in blunt language we have never heard from Clinton: “I don’t care how skilled you are as a diplomat, how brilliant you may be at meetings, or how creative you are as an administrator—if you are not professional about security, you are a failure.”

Read the rest at The Observer….