This morning, FBI Director James Comey made an announcement concerning Hillary Clinton and whether or not, after a lengthy investigation, he would recommend that the Department of Justice prosecute the former Secretary of State.
But despite finding that 110 emails contained classified information, 8 contained top secret information, and nearly 2,000 additional were emails classified later, Comey’s final assessment was to recommend against an indictment:
“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
But as some noted on social media, FBI Director James Comey is definitely not U.S. Attorney James Comey – who opted to prosecute Martha Stewart in 2003:
— Trey (@Earendil82) July 5, 2016
Bet Martha Stewart is pretty pissed right now. #Comey
— laurie allee (@laurieallee) July 5, 2016
At the time, Comey explained his reasoning for prosecuting the domestic diva:
“If it was Jane Doe she would have been prosecuted. [T]here were 2,000 cases by the Justice Department that year for providing false statements during an investigation.
I thought of my hesitation about the case due to someone being rich and famous, and how it shouldn’t be that way. I decided we had to do it.”
Today, some people feel that the fact that Hillary is a Clinton absolutely factored into the “other” Comey’s decision to not ask for an indictment:
If Hillary was a Republican she would be in shackles and chains right now.
— KITTK?️T❤️ᗷᗩᗰ?️??17? (@jkittkat) July 5, 2016
Because she's Hillary Clinton she got a pass. Period. #RiggedSystem
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) July 5, 2016
So basically, they know she committed crimes but she gets a pass because she's a Clinton. Anybody else would have been indicted.
— Arkansas Guy (@Sense_of_common) July 5, 2016
Clinton is continuing her campaign for the presidency, with current President Barack Obama at her side.