Donald Trump responded to the news July 5 that the FBI is not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in the investigation into her email server by calling her “Crooked” and saying she was treated differently than General David Petraeus, who did face criminal charges over sharing classified information, in his case with the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair. The Justice Department has the final say on Clinton charges.
In 2015, Petraeus, former CIA director, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for mishandling classified materials and was sentenced to probation, according to the Washington Post.
Trump said the system was rigged, repeating an accusation he has been making for weeks as major news organizations reported that Hillary Clinton was unlikely to be charged. However, David Axelrod, a Democratic political consultant and commentator disagreed with the Trump-Petraeus comparative:
You can read more details on the Petraeus case here to judge for yourself.
In the press statement, FBI Director James Comey did find some fault with how Hillary Clinton or her colleagues handled classified information, saying,
Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.
On July 4, Trump Tweeted again about the controversy: