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Open Thread: FBI Comey-- Prosecution for Hillary Clinton Not Recommended, Comment by Whistleblower John Kiriakou

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Comey declines to call for prosecution.

I asked formerly jailed whistleblower John Kiriakou for his take on this. Here's what he replied to me:

"FBI Director Comey's announcement that the Bureau would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton stinks of Justice Department hypocrisy. When a whistleblower is accused of leaking classified information for the public good, the entire weight of the U.S. Government falls on his head. But when the person accused of mishandling classified information is a former First Lady, a former Secretary of State, or a friend of the President's, she gets a pass. That's not justice. It's Washington politics as usual.

James Comey announcing FBI assessment of Clinton Email Server
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FBI director Comey described a number of problems with Hillary Clinton's handling of multiple private servers, that there were 110 classified emails on the server, including:

52 email chains were determined to contain classified

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8 top secret

36 secret

8 confidential.

Comey said, "Although we did not find clear evidence that... they were extremely careless in their handling of highly classified information."

Comey said that past prosecutions always had a higher bar, so no recommendation of prosecution to the justice department. Ari Melber says FBI has delivered a clean book of health-- not finding the kind of evidence that would justify charges.

But Comey also says that they would not rule out charges in other similar cases in the future.

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Fox News pundit calls this a huge, huge victory for Clinton.

Fox News shows quote of law on handling classified info, says "anybody else but Hillary Clinton would have been indicted."

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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