The Guardian: The FBI Gave Hillary Clinton a Legal Victory – and a Political Setback

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

The Guardian’s Lucia Graves warns Democrats not to get complacent about the FBI’s decision to not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, arguing the legal victory is a political setback for the former Secretary of State.

From the Guardian:

On Tuesday, FBI director James Comey removed a dark legal cloud from over Hillary Clinton’s head and replaced it with a political one.

Roughly a year after the case of Clinton’s server was referred to the justice department, a preliminary FBI investigation found “reasonable confidence there was not intentional misconduct” on Clinton’s part, and recommended no criminal charges be brought against her.

“No charges are appropriate in this case,” Comey concluded in what amounts to an unusually public determination ahead of the justice department’s decision.

Of course this is no usual investigation.

Democrats would be foolish to get too complacent, however. If what Clinton received on Tuesday amounts to the beginnings of a legal vindication, she has not received a political one. And she never will.

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