July 5, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response FBI Director James Comey’s statement that the FBI is not recommending that Hillary Clinton be charged with any crime for storing and disseminating classified information from her private email server:
“It is inconceivable that David Petraeus and Scooter Libby could be convicted for disseminating classified information and Hillary Clinton is getting a get out of jail free card. In 1973, Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox gaining praise for their integrity. FBI Director James Comey’s decision to bow to political expediency erases all pretense that Lady Justice’s blindfold has not been stripped away by the Obama Administration.
“The FBI acknowledges that crimes were committed but recommends no charges as a matter of prosecutorial discretion. No greater miscarriage of justice and the rule of law can be contemplated than high officials being held to a separate standard than everyone else. The politicization of justice in the U.S. may be the most consequential of all of Obama’s fundamental transformations.”
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