Barletta Statement Regarding FBI Announcement on Hillary Clinton

Jul 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement regarding FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that he would not recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her private email server:

“I believe Director Comey and his staff at the FBI are top professionals with dedication to thoroughness and the rule of law.  I am perplexed, however, at the decision announced today.  The director made clear that Hillary Clinton and her subordinates absolutely transmitted classified information over unsecure emails, in direct contradiction of Clinton’s claims, just as he stated that it was a crime to do so either knowingly or through gross negligence.  He also indicated that it was certainly possible than hostile states or agents had gained access to Secretary Clinton’s private server without leaving tracks behind as evidence.  At the same time, Director Comey intimated that any other person who was guilty of the same actions would be punished.  What is clear is that Hillary Clinton believes herself to be above the law; and for today, she was right.”