If you were shocked and utterly appalled by the announcement Tuesday morning by FBI Director James Comey that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for her “extremely careless” mishandling of classified government materials on a private email server, you are not alone.
Former Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was incensed by the announcement and took to his Facebook page to make clear his thoughts on the exceptionally disconcerting news, particularly in regard to our nation’s once-strong rule of law.
“Today the FBI announced Hillary Clinton violated classified procedures, carelessly and recklessly endangered national security — and had done so repeatedly, over 100 times,” Paul wrote in his scathing social media post, noting that despite the clear evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the FBI would not recommend prosecution.
Here’s what Sen. Rand Paul said:
Today the FBI announced Hillary Clinton violated classified procedures, carelessly and recklessly endangered national security – and had done so repeatedly, over 100 times.
The FBI then announced she would face no charges. This is an outrage and the rule of law has been turned upside down.
This weekend, we learned former President Clinton met with the Obama Administration Attorney general – the FBI director’s boss – in private.
Three days later the FBI director announces no charges are being brought against Hillary Clinton.
The appearance is terrible. The decision is astounding. People have gone to jail for less severe breaches of classified information and national security.
Today Director Comey and the Obama Administration Department of Justice made it clear to the American people, and all those being unfairly prosecuted by the DOJ, that there is no accountability, no justice, and the Clintons are allowed to live by a different set of rules.
This is a loss for the rule of law and further degrades Americans’ faith in the justice system.