Clinton should not be president
Re “FBI slams Clinton on emails, but won’t push for charges” (Page 1A, July 6): Even though FBI Director James Comey couldn’t find the intestinal fortitude to recommend that criminal charges be brought against Hillary Clinton, it does not change the facts he laid out that showed Clinton cannot be trusted with our government’s most secret information.
These facts should disqualify her from not only holding the office of the president but from holding any other government office ever again. Anyone, including Clinton, who handled classified and top-secret information with such callous disregard for the national security of this country should get nowhere near the presidency. She lied many times about it to the American people to try to cover her tracks.
It is obvious that a special counsel should have been appointed to lead this investigation since it’s apparent that the FBI and the Department of Justice have become ultrapoliticized. This doesn’t just smell of corruption, it stinks to high heaven.
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Jim Williams, Antelope
Overlooking her obvious lies
It is apparent that Hillary Clinton lied to us and the investigators. As per the FBI director’s comments, we know she lied. I am a veteran of the Navy and know that if I had compromised classified material the way she has, I would have been court-martialed and sentenced.
Since she is a Democrat, obviously she is excused from the law and any honest critique from the left-wing media. Please hold her responsible for something that she has done.
David Alan Roethlisberger, Pioneer
Is this how justice system works?
It’s interesting how our FBI reasons. In the FBI’s summary, why is there no mention that Hillary Clinton lied about having classified emails on her private server? Martha Stewart lied to the FBI about a stock trade, a civil matter. The FBI called her liar, indicted her, and she got a nine-month prison sentence. Clinton lied about having classified emails on her server, a national security matter, the FBI ignored her lies and said she should not be charged. She is cleared and allowed to run to be our next president?
Is this truly how the American justice system is supposed to work?
Horst Weinberg, Sacramento
Bad judgment overrules the law
The rule of law just took another hit. Evidently, the law can be broken if you have bad judgment. Running for office or meeting with the U.S. attorney general may also help.
Defense attorneys are making notes: Murder? Nah, just bad judgment. Treason? Nah, just bad judgment.
The FBI director may be tough on crime, but he just demonstrated bad judgment.
Robert Reark, Granite Bay
Criminal attorneys should be happy
So, “intent” is no longer needed for anyone to be charged with a crime. I hope all criminal attorneys are watching this case.
Liz Forsman, Sacramento
Clinton now stands alongside Nixon
So Hillary Clinton can now stand right alongside Richard Nixon proclaiming, “I am not a crook.” The timing is spectacular. Did Bill Clinton tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch to get this investigation over and that’s what the meeting was about?
Pardon me while I gag.
Cecelia E. Stephens, Sacramento
Comey’s decision looks political
FBI Director James Comey “couldn’t find a case based on similar facts” as he found in the case of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state.
He also said 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.
This reeks of politics to me.
Leslie McNeill, Rocklin
Elitism is OK; FBI decision proves it
Re “It isn’t criminal, but Clinton showed terrible judgment” (Editorials, July 6): Oh, come on, editorial board, do you really think for one minute that if any of you or I had committed the same “bad judgments” and “mistakes” as Hillary Clinton has, that we wouldn’t already be in federal prison?
Clinton got off because, well, she is a Clinton. I know the editorial board despises Donald Trump, as do I. However, that is no excuse to let Clinton off the hook. She did the crime; she needs to do the time like the rest of us would.
Brian Bainter, Elk Grove
It should be stated that Clinton lied
The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board used the words “bonehead judgment,” “should have known better,” “blunder,” “lapses in judgment” to describe Hilary Clinton’s decisions to use a private email server when she was secretary of state. The board needed to include the word liar to describe Clinton.
Doug Hinchey, Lincoln
Clinton is too big to face charges
Hillary Clinton: too big to fail; too big to nail, and too big to jail.
Pat Whittington, Citrus Heights
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