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Hillary Clinton email case presents double standard in justice

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters after being endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, at a rally at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 12, 2016.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters after being endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, at a rally at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 12, 2016. AP

FBI director James Comey said Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information, including top secret information through her private email servers. He also said she should have known better than to use a private server. He said she went to foreign countries where it is believed that her email may have been hacked. He said she lied about handing over her emails. After chastising her actions, he said the FBI would not recommend filing any charges. What a miscarriage of justice.

Would the same be afforded to me if I performed the same actions?

I know the answer. No, I would not.

The Department of Defense would pull my security clearance, and I would lose my job and be brought up on charges.

I may get something as simple as community service and no jail time if found guilty or if I agreed to a plea bargain like CIA Director David Petraeus.

It’s a double standard for the rest of the population.

Randy Carr, Arroyo Grande

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