CNN’s Senior Producer Edward Mejia Davis took to Twitter today to indicate that Hillary Clinton will not be facing charges regarding the use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State:
Sources tell CNN’s Evan Perez: expectation is that there will be announcement of no charges in Clinton email probe w/in next two weeks or so
— Edward Mejia Davis (@TeddyDavisCNN) July 2, 2016
While the Hillary haters will immediately begin shouting “conspiracy” and “cover-up” headlines, the fact is for months legal experts have predicted that there would be no charges filed.
Hillary has said from the outset of the email server issue that what she did was not against the law – it may have been against policy, but that doesn’t mean it was against the law. The email server itself was not a legal issue. The question being investigated was any information that was at the time labeled “classified” knowingly or willfully transmitted? Clinton has said over and over that she never sent or received classified information via her private email.
It is notable that some of the information sent and received by Clinton was deemed “classified” after the fact. But that doesn’t mean she broke a law.
During an unexpected interview hit on MSNBC this evening with Chuck Todd, Clinton herself was asked about the reports that she would not face charges. “As we were talking, there are news reporters that indicate no charges may be brought against you and a final decision in a couple weeks,” said Todd in the waning seconds of the hit.
“Chuck I am not going to comment on the process. I have no knowledge of any timeline. This is entirely up to the Department,” said Clinton, who voluntarily sat with the FBI this morning for 3.5 hours as part of their final stage of the investigation into the possible violation of the law and the handling of classified material.