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Krauthammer: Comey made decision not to prosecute Clinton

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that FBI director James Comey made a decision not to prosecute democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, because he “didn't want to be remembered as the guy who changed the course of American political history.” James Comey defended Clinton email probe in a heated Hill hearing today.  FBI director said he could not prove that Clinton’s mishandling of her email was intentional.
 
Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor is not buying James Comey’s explanation. He thinks Hillary Clinton committed a felony and whether or not she had a criminal intent is irrelevant. In Krauthammer’s opinion, FBI decision not to persecute Hillary Clinton was politically motivated. Charles Krauthammer believes that had Comey decided to indict Hillary Clinton, “she would have been out of the race.”
 

Charlese Krauthammer compared FBI director’s handling of Clinton email investigation to Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision not to overrule Obamacare.  “He [Roberts] didn't want to intrude into American history, overturning legislation so momentous,” said Krauthammer.  Charles Krauthammer is convinced that Comey’s motivation was similar. In Krauthammer’s opinion, FBI director “was looking for a way to avoid indicting” the democratic presidential nominee. 

Hillary Clinton Denies Sending Classified Emails

 

"I will reiterate because it's a fact--nothing I sent or received was marked classified." Hillary Clinton during our town hall a few months ago in Detroit, MI.

 

Krauthammer: Clinton is a 'Non-Criminal Liar'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that he now considers Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a 'Non-criminal liar,' after the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to recommend prosecution following the investigation into Clinton’s emails.

"The lying is obvious when you compare her statements with what Comey said," said Krauthammer.

FBI Director James Comey made his recommendation Tuesday in a rare public press conference. Comey explained that, although Clinton and her colleagues were "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information, the team of investigators did find any evidence regarding intent that would justify a criminal prosecution.

The Clinton campaign released a statement following Comey's announcement saying they were "pleased" with the FBI's handling of the investigation.

Krauthammer said he found Comey's logic puzzling: "He laid the case for gross negligence. He accused her of extreme carelessness and then he laid out the fact that she should have known, she did know, and then he created a completely irrelevant new standard, which is malicious intent. But negligence does not require intent."

Krauthammer: Clinton & Lynch should have known meeting was a mistake

Fox News Contributor and Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lorreta Lynch should have known their unplanned meeting Monday at Phoenix’s airport was a mistake.

“I mean how do you bump into somebody, their private plane, if you’re starting from outside the plane,” Krauthammer said on Special Report.

Lynch told the press earlier this week there were no discussion of any cases, including the current government investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email practices. She added the conversation between her and President Clinton was social in nature and focused mostly on each other’s grandchildren and the former president’s travels.

Krauthammer said he would take the attorney general by her word but wondered what the rest of the conversation was about.

He called it a “silly self-inflicted wound” and “not a big deal,” but added “in the context of a Clinton campaign that is just riddled with lies, cover ups, prevarications, all kinds of excuses that are really hard to believe” it won’t help Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness numbers.

Krauthammer on both presidential candidates abandoning free trade: ‘That will change the whole international landscape’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, as both presumptive presidential nominees – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – have expressed concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals more generally, our allies have a lot to lose come 2017.

“If the Republicans are now abandoning free trade, for the first time ever in our memory, we're having a presidential campaign where neither side is for free trade,” Krauthammer said, adding, “Which I think bodes really badly for our allies abroad, the Australians, the Canadians, the Mexicans.”

Krauthammer went on to describe how a more narrow trade policy could impact allies like our neighbors to the south.

“Imagine the Mexicans looking at the cancellation of NAFTA, what effect it would have on them,” he said, concluding, “[Our allies] always assumed the United States would be the one country that would rise above the most narrow, economic nationalism, and save the idea of free trade. That's not going to be true come January 2017. And that will change the whole international landscape.”

Read the Benghazi Report

A report released today by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks. Tonight on Special Report Bret will be joined by Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Committee Member Rep. Susan Brooks to discuss the final Benghazi Report.

Carlson: Clinton attacks on Trump economic policies are ‘ludicrous’

Tucker Carlson told “Special Report with Bret Baier” viewers Tuesday that it’s “ludicrous” for Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump’s economic plans.

“It’s always amazing to watch liberals lecture anyone else on debt,” said Carlson.

Clinton delivered a speech Tuesday with the singular goal of attacking the GOP frontrunner’s economic policies. Her venue was Columbus, OH, where a Quinnipiac University poll recently found Clinton and Trump in a dead heat at 40 percent each in the battleground state.

Carlson continued explaining the irony of Clinton’s claims.

“The boldest part of this address today was her claim that Trump is somehow a handmaiden to the rich,” said Carlson. “This is someone who’s running to continue Barack Obama’s economic policies…” 

Bret Baier Interviews His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Bret sat down with the Dalai Lama for an interview that aired on Special Report. His Holiness spoke on numerous issues including China and Tibet, the refugee crisis, religion, terrorism and immigration. There was more on immigration that unfortunately did not make it into the piece that aired. Here’s the interview, with that missing part. 

Krauthammer: “This is the worst person the democrats could have chosen to deliver the message”

Krauthammer on Hillary’s National Security Speech and efforts to paint Trump as unqualified to be President: “This is the worst person the democrats could have chosen to deliver the message” 

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the first major foreign policy speech by Hillary Clinton on Thursday was filled with content on Donald Trump that  opposition researchers accumulated for 6 months and “was rather devastating.”  Hillary set out to paint Trump as unqualified to be commander-in-chief.  But he said, “the problem is, she delivers it and you’re looking at her you think, this is the worst person the democrats could have chosen to deliver the message.”  Krauthammer  continued by saying, “you look at her and think Benghazi, the Russian Reset, the disastrous withdrawal from Iraq and then she ends up.  What’s her positive? Defending the Iran deal.”  Krauthammer believes that when the it comes to foreign affairs,  the campaign, “is  going to be incredibly negative and it’s going to go all the way to the bottom.”

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