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    On Wednesday, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced there would be no indictment for likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, despite her mishandling of sensitive state information, after the FBI recommended letting the former Secretary of State walk.

    CIA analyst-turned-political-activist Ray McGovern believes that the agency rewrote the rules to let her off the hook.

    Despite admitting that Clinton was extremely careless in hosting thousands of sensitive emails on a private server, the laws did not seem to apply to the former US Secretary of State. McGovern joined host Brian Becker on Radio Sputnik to discuss the situation.

    “Sadly, I was not surprised,” McGovern said, of Comey’s decision.

    “This email server was the equivalent of having a mole in the office of the Secretary of State, except a mole would only hear one side of a conversation — anyone who could hack into these emails would hear both sides,” he said. “When Bobby Gates, former Defense Secretary, says that it’s a safe bet that the Russians and Iranians, anybody who has a rudimentary hacking capability, has all this, what does it mean? One thing it means is that they’ve got leverage against the person who may become the next president of the United States. It’s the kind of blackmail material that J. Edgar Hoover would salivate over — and they have it.”

    McGovern explained that if Marcel Lazăr Lehel, better known as “Guccifer,” a Romanian taxi driver and hacker who claims to have breached Clinton’s email server could do it, so could anyone — and he is certain others have.

    Lazar was the first to claim the existence of a Clinton private email account, by hacking an email account used by one of her associates, Sidney Blumenthal.

    “So, she’s guilty as sin and the lawyers are playing games, the fraudulent lawyers, are playing games with the difference between ‘extremely reckless’ and ‘grossly negligent.’ Well, what she did was gross negligence,” McGovern claims.

    While the FBI acknowledged there is evidence that she broke a law, ultimately, they decided not to recommend charges, on the basis that they do not believe that she intended to break the law.

    McGovern further stated that CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou had previously been told that intent is not relevant regarding the Espionage Act, yet Comey appears to have rewritten the rules for the Clinton case.

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    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Espionage Act, Ray McGovern, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, James Comey
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