Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email server risked classified information, FBI director James Comey said. However, Comey did not recommend criminal charges be filed.
The decision has left voters furious — and it’s costing Clinton big time.
A new polls finds that Clinton may have escaped criminal charges, but in the court of public opinion she has been ruled guilty for violating the law.
More than half of Americans think the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee broke the law by using a private email account and server at the State Department and nearly 4 in 10 think she did so intentionally, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Clinton has for years been accussed of being dishonest. Critics claim she purposely set up the private email server because she wanted to hide her public and private exchanges from public scrutiny and skirt disclosure laws. Her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, calls her “crooked” at virtually every campaign appearance.
Voters seem to agree.
“She’s innocent until proven guilty, but to me the FBI director called her guilty and then gave her a pass card,” said James Thompson, a 57-year-old Republican from Colchester, Connecticut. “If that was anyone else in this world, they would have been gone. They would have been down the river. They would have been in jail.”
Large and growing numbers of voters view the former first lady and New York senator as dishonest, the poll indicates.
Trump is poised to receive the Republican nomination next week at the party’s convention in Cleveland. Clinton will rally her supporters later this month in Philadelphia. Her ability to navigate the fallout from the email investigation will be a major plot line during the campaign.
The poll found that 56 percent of Americans said they think the Democratic presidential candidate broke the law, including 39 percent who think she did so intentionally and 17 percent who think she did so unintentionally.
In addition, 36 percent think Clinton used bad judgment but did not do anything illegal. And only 6 percent think Clinton did nothing wrong at all.
Half of Americans – 50 percent – now consider Clinton’s emails to be a major problem, up from one-third who said that in October 2015. Another 31 percent consider it to be a minor problem and only 17 percent think it’s not a problem.
Clinton has sought to turn the issue of trust into a test of who will best address the economic and foreign policy issues that Americans care most about. But the poll showed a stark dividing line between Democrats and Republicans. Seventy-one percent of Republicans think Clinton intentionally broke the law, while another 18 percent think she unintentionally broke the law. Among Democrats, 61 percent think Clinton showed poor judgment but did not break the law, while 11 percent think she did nothing wrong at all.
Republicans are also more likely than Democrats to say Clinton’s email use is a major problem, 85 percent to 22 percent. But 49 percent of Democrats say it’s a minor problem, while just 29 percent don’t think it’s a problem at all.
The poll suggests perceptions that Clinton is dishonest, already a major issue for her campaign, are growing. Fifty-five percent of Americans say the word “honest” doesn’t describe Clinton well at all, up slightly from 50 percent in April and 44 percent in October 2015.
Another 18 percent say she is only slightly honest.
Thompson, of Connecticut, said he supported neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s campaign in the Republican primaries but recently placed a Trump bumper sticker on his car.
“I have come around on Trump just because I think he’s being more truthful than Hillary,” he said. “The truthfulness is everything. We can’t have somebody in office who is going to lie to us.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Our FBI Director calls Clinton “Extremely careless” and “Grossly negligent”.
Her top aide Huma Abedin testified she literally burned State Records.
Bill Clinton secretly meets with our Attorney General on board a parked private plane….
And ‘Poof’ Hellary walks away free.
They are so corrupt and above the law they don’t even try to hide it anymore.
She should be in prison.
And slick Bill and the AG should be charged with collusion and bribery.
BTW Lynch is now guaranteed a life long job by the criminal Clintons.
Yep. What great role models we have for our children and grandchildren. ‘Lying is okay and crime pays.’
They are a ghastly disgrace to this country and anyone who supports them should hang their head in shame!
Mr. Sams says
If you have the money, crime does pay. You get away with many things now. The Clinton’s have proven that. They are both crook, but above the law.
I see this in our local courts with th judges and lawyers with those who Buy their way out
Agreed. If you have money you can buy a good lawyer. If you don’t you don’t get true justice.
In ALL countries around the world it is how much you can buy – Food, expensive cars, houses and Lawyers are all commodities to the rich.
Stephanie Powell says
My thoughts exactly 🙁 it’s sad
@Pam. I couldn’t have said it better. And she says she is a better parental role model than Trump? Drink some more of that Kool-aid, Killary. Welcome to Fantasy Land.
NO MORE CLINTONS, NO MORE OBAMA, NO MORE LORETTA LYNCH, NO MORE COMEY
LIES, LIES, FRAUD, EMBEZZLER, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT IN SUICIDES…..
TRUMP all the way to the white house…… Trump has not been in any position to (LIE) to all the legal american citizens…… he will be the next commander in chief, he will pick a new AG to replace Lynch, Trump will bring down the biggest corruption in government….. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTrump 2016 thru 2024
Well said….as an outsider. WhoSEES. What is going on. And hates it like WE DOabout time someone smarter than what we NOw have is going to clean up. Washington….about 7. Years. Late..GO TRUMP. Kick her. Butt…put e witch in prison…..
He will be the BEST. Ever…cause. HE CARES.
time for american legal citizens to stand up and be heard….. time to get the Muslim lovers out of the white house before any more damage is done….the general election is just around the corner and do the best thing you can for this country while we still have a country left…… TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP the only man for the job as CIC…
Lets get the Obamas, Lynch, Hillary and Bill out of the picture for good….The Clinton Foundation is a fraud and the biggest donors are the saudis, I wonder why???????? NO MORE CLINTONS, NO MORE OBAMA, NO MORE LYNCH,NO MORE (COMEY)….
TRUMP will be the next commander in chief in 2016 thru 2024 we as a used to be great nation need him desperately …
Marygrace Wilcox says
Amen to all that. Get the citizens to the polls this Nov. Thinking people will vote to make America great again. Go Trump/Pence!
Great post….You hit the nail on the head.
John G says
Hopefully the majority of people will see her for who she really is a congenital lying “Witch” and not vote for her – she wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on the butt.
I’m Hill and Bill’s age, thus I remember them well. They’ve been lying and cheating ever since they stepped on the public stage. How else could they have accumulated millions and millions of dollars. They are FOR SALE folks. He cheats on her and us. She cheats on him and us. They’re the worst thing that ever happened to American politics. And everybody is afraid of them. Why is that I wonder? Could it be George Soros and the Global Elite that pays to keep them in office. Something is rotten in the house of Clinton………………
If Trump is elected he needs to order the CIA and some Special OPS to eliminate Sorros
Inspector Tom says
I remember reading somewhere that he’s wanted either in Hungary or Germany for crimes during WWII so all they should have to do is arrest him and turn him over to whoever wants him, couldn’t happen soon enough
Polly Carper says
Only relationship of Clinton that was believable to me was her Chief of Staff who is from the family of the Muslim Brotherhood … I could be wrong because I have not visited the Lincoln bedroom.
How about Obamas last speech on the killings…… Obama is more worried about the Muslims it seems then the american people…..he for one should be impeached, Loretta Lynch should be replaced and will be replaced once Trump is sworn in as our new CIC, He already said no pardons for Hillary and who ever else was involved in the cover ups….
Sick her donald dont let up, dont give her an inch, hang the old hag for what she has already done for the past thirty years….
President Donald J. Trump
Washington D. C.
Trump will make america great again, you can bet your votes on that….
Thats what corruption is evil and that is the type of people running this nation. Its gotten so ot of hand that its beyond repair. Hillary is power hungry and really has no thoughts on how she will or can repair what has happen to tbis nation. Only thing i can say is people we have bern manipulated by our government and it gets deeper then that. People if we dont stop this now and we dont keep hillary out of the white house she will take us to our ruins. Thats a promise. People she is a wolf in sheeps clothing. She only has 1 thing on her mind and that to feel her power tripped ego and fill her bank account with large amounts of our money and she wants to get her and the other elites of un known power there NEW WORLD ORDER agenda off and started. People we are headed down our path of our end times. If hillary can corrupt the gov then pay our hi officails off then she is capable of anything. She is so evil and dishonest we cant allow her to rob us and our children of the lifes. We dont need no one world government and ruler. People listen to me its going to reek havoc if she is elected. It will be the fate of our country our lifes and dreams. Listen to my words people. Dont say i didnt tell you so.
Jan C says
We can only hope this costs her the election.
There’s people who worked with the Clintons who say she’s So Volatile behind closed doors .. With Trump he’s not Fake , with her she’s Sneaky , Fake and Dishonest .. Such an easy choice to pick TRUMP !!
You said it Dee! EASY pick for TRUMP!
Just on principle this traitor shouldn’t be allowed to run let alone come near the white house. She has committed the crime of treason and the most crooked administration in our countries history worked a deal to let her skate is even more reason. Every one including foreign countries know she’s trash and are laughing at us. It doesn’t bother the present administration nor clinton because all they care about is themselves and not the citizens of this once proud country.
actually the Clintons should be in jail and stripped of all their (ASSets). i dont know if it is the Clintons or some other billion dollar donors who put the fear in (comey) and others who have died of suicides and other means?? Trump will bring down the corrupt house of cards in D.C….. The people are waiting and Trump will bring back jobs to american soil…..you can count on that……..
NO MORE CLINTONS, NO MORE OBAMAS it seems they both sleep with the Quran under their pillows…. and you can throw Lynch in there as well !
Nestor Blanco says
Hillary is a manipulative compulsive and unrepentant liar. She doesn’t care about the country, middle class, minorities, American culture, religion, the constitution or anything. It is all about the glamor and glory to go in history as the first Woman President. She is a possessed and disturbed sick person who needs professional help. God help us all if she fulfill her dream.
Hillary should just drop out of the race. She is truly a disgrace to women. Too many scandals, too many lies, too many crooked deals, too many people ending up dead who got in her way, and too many of everything but honesty, loyalty, truthfulness, and respect for the American people. She is a threat to the USA. She has put all Americans in danger with her greed for money and power. She can not be trusted. She should never be given a security clearance. Not even as a dog catcher. She should be relieved of all the money she obtained from foreign governments for her foundation for favors. Then she should be placed in prison for the rest of her years. And not a nice country club prison. Maybe Gitmo would be a perfect place for Hillary and Bill.
The clintons are corrupt and voters need to know that. They’ll try to get your vote by promising all kinds of free stuff, just like obama did, and when she gets in you can forget it. Bubba will be running the show in the background anyway. The heavy hand of “government” will begin to clamp down even harder than it has the past eight years. The safety of the American people is their last consideration…..what’s good for them personally is all that matters once they are in power. Forget dealing with the terrorists…the fascist liberals think they can control them with hugs!! Just look at how that’s working in France!! Wake up you people!!!
Mike Neusch says
Our justice system is corrupt and leaders including commie comey, evil lynch, Hussein our muzlim president, and slick Willkie are a disgrace. Want to bet on which ones will become Supreme Court justices after Crooked Hillary is elected. America is becoming a bad place to live due to these very blatantly evil people.
It’s not just hilliar, it’s the entire administration and most of Congress and the Supreme Court marching in lockstep with obama to topple America.
That’s why everyone is fiercely fighting Trump. He ruins their plans and they become nothing.
brenda watson says
very corrupt. was going to vote for her until the Attorney General refuse to answer all the ? ask her. She is in their pocket and we don’t need any more lying or trying to corruption. Trump just got my vote. he may be a bully but he tells it like it is.
John Wy says
The Clintons and Obama are corrupt and voters should to know that by now. Wake Up America. Everyone of us should help and support Donald Trump in getting the Cesspool cleaned up in Washington. Every Vote counts. We and our children want our “Beloved Country” back! Together with Trump we can do it!
Herbert C McCoy says
hrc doesn,’t know
lies she told yesterday.
Gary Smith says
How true she lies so much she thinks it is the truth
Do liberals ever read this website? How will they get the truth? or does truth and honesty matter anymore?
Comey was given another referral to investigate whether Clinton lied to Congress. I hope this doesn’t take as long to complete as the last one did. I think even I could win a case for perjury.
THEY ALL TRUE ABOVE
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
The voter who would have voted for that damned POS white trash [email protected]&CH Hitlery Killery ROTTON Ayatollah Khoemeni Clinton are now waking up & smelling the coffee, they are also drinking the coffee they smelled, but have woke up. They are now beggining to realize that HRAKC is pure evil, no good, not only they have smelled the stinking garbage and are about to dump it. TRUMP ALL THE WAY-2016
Robert E Rojas Sr. says
Mr. O’Rourke you are absolutely right TRUMP ALLl THE WAY
Robert E Rojas Sr. says
Hillary is a manipulative and compulsive liar,she has committed the crime of treason and the most crooked persons ,she is super fake and 150% dishonest. I’am Democrat but I will not vote for her,however I will vote for Thrump he is a better choice than she.
What surprises ME is the unreal numbers of people who think The Liar did NOT break the law intentionally.
What rock were they living under that prevented them from hearing Comey TELL THEM THE OPPOSITE!
What deep cave were they living in that prevented them from seeing even the dozens of teevee attorneys nattering on about captured emails that PROVE intent!
(admittedly, he contradicted himself by not indicting, claiming as his excuse that he couldn’t find intent – and even though intent is NOT NECESSARY in any of the statutes she violated to prove guilt. Gee, i guess all drunken drivers who KILL someone also get to go scot-free, right?)
Rob Painter says
I Have said as one who has worked in the court system for 20 years, Hillary set a precedent for anyone charged with any type of crime. They could cite Hillary Clinton’s case and their client should go free!
Justin W says
Hillary Clinton is dishonest. She has been dishonest for a long time. Hillary’s email scandal highlights the sloppiness and unprofessionalism she brings to her work. Her email server was likely hacked. We don’t know how many of our operatives were identified thanks to her hacked email system. We don’t know how many classified American secrets were learned thanks to Clinton’s email server.
If Hillary is elected she will carry the same dishonesty, sloppiness and incompetence with her to the White House. America deserves better than Hillary Clinton.
Arlene Sweigart says
Wake up America!! Why would anyone vote for Hillary when almost everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie. The Clintons have lied and even murdered the people they thought were a threat to them. Do you really want a president that only looks out for themselves. Money and sex is their God. Do you really want Bill back in the White House? They didn’t call him slick Willie for nothing. They both abuse the system, steal from the taxpayer and will stop at nothing to get back into the White House. Their whole life is a lie.
She new exactly what she was doing she just figured with the FBI on the paylist along with lynch, she was home free. But the people in this country have the last say and unless she scam’s the votes which I would not put a past her to do she will not win……
This will be the second time the people Jam the LOSER rod down her throat…….no votes for Hillary, losing again might kill her this time…..
TRUMP will be the next CIC in 2016 thru 2024
All those millions and millions of dollar donors who WASTED THEIR MONEY BETTING ON A DEAD HORSE **HILLARY**
It just makes me feel good inside to know money will not buy her the position she does not deserve anyhow……
TRUMP our next CIC 2016 thru 2024
I am a democrate as the republicans kept calling me for donations. I live on a $1,000 a month but I am voting for Trump. I have been his supporter since he announced he wants to be president.
Both Hillary and bill Clinton should be in prison and if their daughter has anything to do with the foundation she also should be in prison The apple does not fall far from the tree
May all her wicked deeds…murder, lying, stealing, treason etc soon come upon her and bring her to her final end!
America, it’s time. Forget the crazy Donald and the dark queen and her owners. Dump the DemoPublicans and come over to the light. Find some sanity in one of the 3rd party candidates. I found it in Dr. Stein. Some people like Johnson but I could never get over the fact that his party once ran one of the evil Koch brothers so that party is out of my mind. Anyway there are far better options than the old, same ole-same ole, rigged and thoroughly corrupt DemoPublicans.
The Texan says
Hillary plays Monopoly with our money, jobs, and national security. And she has been given the get out of jail card. We can only hope that she does not pass goal.
El Tejas says
Actually, she plays with our lives, freedom, and national security
Richard Linden says
Wake up America. Clintons are liars and has always been so. Trump tells it is like and the democrats cannot except the truth.
Lying Hillary should not have been allowed to run for the office to the Presided of USA Guess the clinton paid to many people off.
The Horn article says that Hillary is panicking; i don’t think so.
i believe that she already found out exactly who every Electoral College voter is, then used her contacts at the NSA to deliver every blackmailable thing possible about them, then approached them with the double-edged sword: vote her way and be well-bribed; do not vote her way and have your dirty laundry aired…or threats to family members, or actual kidnappings of family members until the election is over.
“The only safety for honest men is by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
This perhaps applies even moreso to evil women, for their evil imaginations are arguably better; i seem to recall that a terrible fate awaited captured Native Americans in war, when they were turned over to the women to be tortured.
i don’t think The Liar gives a CRAP about the popular vote, as long as it’s “close enough” to persuade fools that she didn’t steal the election by means of the electoral college – and it’s intimidation.
Arthur Hartsock says
Unfortunately, Hillary’s e-mail violations are not the worst crime on her docket right now. There is evidence that many of Mr. Obama’s staff have done this same thing-use private server. The reason is to hide information from Freedom of Information inquiries. Hillary’s worst offense by far is her ‘pay to play’ system where high ranking parties donate to her slush fund in exchange for special consideration. Renting out the Lincoln Bedroom is insignificant in comparison. But it was done for the same reason-to sell influence.