FBI Director James Comey surprised everyone with his recommendation that Hillary Clinton not be indicted. While many speculated that she ultimately would not be indicted, with some thinking she decided to run for president in order to beat the rap, Comey spent a significant amount of time actually sharing the many ways in which Hillary broke the law.
After making the case for indictment, Comey then basically shared that Hillary Clinton was above the law and no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against her. A new Rasmussen Poll, however, show that most voters disagree with Comey’s decision.
A surprising majority of voters, 54%, disagree with Comey’s decision not to seek a criminal indictment against Hillary Clinton.
The FBI concluded that Clinton potentially exposed top secret information to hostile countries when she used a private e-mail server as secretary of State, but Comey announced yesterday that the FBI has decided not to pursue a criminal indictment in this matter. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey – taken last night – finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the FBI’s decision. But 54% disagree and believe the FBI should have sought a criminal indictment of Clinton. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording,click here.)
Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats agree with Comey’s decision not to seek an indictment of their party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party and 25% of Democrats disagree with the decision.
Democrats have long argued that the justice system has two sets of rules with minorities, according to them, being disproportionately imprisoned. Hillary Clinton, who claims to be “fighting for us” has proven that there are two sets of rules with political elites like herself, despite their corruption, being held to a different standard. A whopping 81% of all voters believe that Hillary has been deemed “too big to jail” based on the fact that she received preferential treatment despite her unlawful behavior.
Many critics of the FBI’s decision claim that lower-level individuals caught mishandling classified information have been subject to prosecution and severe penalties. But 81% of all voters believe powerful people get preferential treatment when they break the law. Just 10% disagree.
The question is whether this will translate into a defeat for Hillary in November. After all, the case has been made that she could not pass security clearance at this point and was grossly negligent in her handling of classified material. On top of that, she lied about it – repeatedly.
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