Most Americans Disapprove of the FBI Decision In the Hillary Clinton Email Case

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain his agency's recommendation to not prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email setup during her time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain his agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email setup during her time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Most Americans disapprove of the FBI’s recommendation not to charge likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over the private email server she used as secretary of state, and a majority also said the issue makes them worried about what she’d do if elected, according to a poll released Monday.

Fifty-six percent said they disapprove of FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision not to recommend charging Mrs. Clinton, compared to 35 percent who said they approve, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday.

Meanwhile, 57 percent said the issue makes them worried about what she’d do if elected president, while 39 percent said it’s unrelated.

Fifty-eight percent said the issue made no difference as to whether they would support Mrs. Clinton for president, compared to 28 percent who said it made them less likely to do so and 10 percent who said it made them more likely to support her.

Last week, Mr. Comey said Mrs. Clinton was reckless with her email practices but did not recommend charges. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced last Wednesday she was accepting the recommendations of no charges.

Mr. Comey testified to Congress on Thursday that Mrs. Clinton — a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady — might not have been “sophisticated” enough to understand classification markings.

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SOURCE: The Washington Times
David Sherfinski