Article courtesy of Law Newz, written by Elura Nanos.
FBI directors don’t make public statements about investigations, even when those investigations result in indictments. The last thing the FBI ever does is detail an entire investigation that led nowhere, and then follow up with a sweeping opinion about how the subject acted. FBI Director James Comey’s public pronouncement of Hillary Clinton as “extremely careless” was both not the point and totally the point. Obviously, Comey’s opinion lacks direct relevance to a Clinton prosecution, given that Comey is not a prosecutor and that the “extreme carelessness” is not an applicable legal standard. However, the statement carries great weight in the court of public opinion – a reality that has a very useful dual purpose. On the one hand, it allows the FBI to take credit for a nonpartisan investigation that was curtailed before it became a full-scale witch-trial. On the other, it satisfied Hillary-haters with an open and credible declaration of her sloppiness.