Sen. Cruz weighs in on FBI’s white-glove treatment of Hillary Clinton
On the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement he isn’t recommending the Justice Department pursue criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for transmitting state secrets on a private unsecure email server, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his own indictment of the Obama-administration officials letting her off scot-free.
“While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and how it threatens the rule of law,” Sen. Cruz says in a statement released Tuesday.
Director Comey said there is evidence Clinton and her then-colleagues at the State Department were “careless” in how they handled state secrets via email but that he and his bureau investigators deemed she wasn’t “grossly negligent,” even though the FBI discovered 110 emails classified at the time Clinton sent or received them.
This kind of white-glove treatment is unfair, Sen. Cruz says, adding the former secretary of state should be treated with equal justice under the law and not be given special treatment.
“If we are to remain a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we remain a nation of laws, and that our laws apply equally and fairly to us all.”