RNC Video: Tale of Two Press Conferences
The Denver Post editorializes: Comey’s observations must sting, and the bureau’s findings are disturbing on several levels.
He called Clinton’s e-mail arrangement “extremely careless” in its “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
And he noted that Clinton, a longtime actor in the halls of power, should have known using an unclassified system wasn’t best for the country.
We’ve been disappointed with Clinton’s decision to set up her e-mail system in the way she did.
We’ve called the decision reckless and irresponsible.
We continue to think the matter should give reasonable people pause.
The Boston Globe editorializes. ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS.” That’s not a description most voters want for a president, and those two words, spoken by FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, will no doubt haunt Hillary Clinton into November.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee can accurately argue that the needless risk she took by handling classified information on a private e-mail server does not seem to have damaged national security — and that her Republican opponent does not exactly personify responsibility himself — but it’s still up to her to convince voters that she’s learned from her mistakes.
The investigation, which began last year after the revelation that Clinton had used a private e-mail server for official business while serving as secretary of state, did not result in criminal charges because, according to Comey, there was no evidence that Clinton intended to break the law.
But he did chastise the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for allowing classified information onto her unsecured server, where it was more vulnerable to hackers and foreign spies.
The mishandled information reportedly includes information about the American drone program in Pakistan, which is widely known but nominally secret.
In New Hampshire, the Granite State’s largest newspaper excoriated Hillary Clinton’s ‘above the law’ attitude.