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From The States: "Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton"

- July 14, 2016

Editorial Boards From Across The Country React To The FBI's Findings On Crooked Hillary's Reckless Mishandling Of Classified Information

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Following FBI Director James Comey's press conference, which confirmed Hillary Clinton had spent over a year lying to the American public about her "extremely careless" secret email server, editorial boards across the country ripped Clinton's judgment and honesty.
  • The New Hampshire Union Leader spoke to the double-standard evidenced in the FBI's decision on Clinton's emails, saying that "if anyone else had carelessly left classified emails vulnerable to hostile hackers, they would go to jail. But the rules don't apply to Hillary Clinton."
  • The Boston Herald observed that "she did it because she wanted to, because she has spent a lifetime playing by her own set of rules, and then she lied to the American people about it."
  • The New York Post asked "is there any wonder so many voters this year are outraged by the 'rigged' system?"
  • The Denver Post found that "Clinton's decision showcases a kind of mind-warping imperiousness toward the rules that callously put her convenience and self-interest against the nation's interest."
  • The Gazette said that "the entire report smacks of an FBI Director who received quiet marching orders to recommend no charges," "regardless of evidence."
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel asserted that "the fact she won't be indicted while she is asking voters to elect her president hardly resolves the issues raised," including her lack of judgment, regard for government transparency, and fundamental honesty.
  • The Columbus Dispatch stated that "there is no question that Hillary Clinton recklessly compromised national security information."
  • The News-Sentinel pointed out that "she is a Clinton, after all, and Clintons have the reputation of never having to face consequences, no matter how enthusiastically they flirt with ethical lines."
  • The Las Vegas Review-Journal found that Obama's administration has no interest in transparency, a sentiment that was on full-display in Clinton's State Department and will lead to "more of the same if [Clinton] wins the election."
  • The Detroit News observed that Clinton's withholding of thousands of emails in addition to the destruction of schedules as Secretary of State "reflects a worrisome obsession with secrecy."
  • The Arizona Republic noted that Bill Clinton's tarmac meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch "was a colossal show of arrogance that reinforced every stereotype about how the Clintons are ethically challenged and play by their own rules."

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ILLINOIS

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Editorial Headline: "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment." (Editorial, "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment," Chicago Tribune , 7/5/16)

  • Chicago Tribune Editorial: "Here's The Campaign Bumper Sticker You Won't See: 'Clinton In '16 - Because No Charges Were Recommended.'" (Editorial, "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment," Chicago Tribune , 7/5/16)
  • Chicago Tribune Editorial: "This Is A Political Disaster For Clinton." "Let's leave the cheerleading to her campaign staffers, though. This is a political disaster for Clinton. Relying exclusively on a private email server to do the public's work as America's top diplomat was foolish and reckless." (Editorial, "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment," Chicago Tribune , 7/5/16)
  • Chicago Tribune Editorial: "But Set Aside Government Protocols And Politics. Imagine The Phrase 'Extremely Careless' Stamped On Your Own Performance Evaluation By The Boss. What Might The Consequences Be?" (Editorial, "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment," Chicago Tribune , 7/5/16)
  • Chicago Tribune Editorial: "But This We Know: Hillary Clinton Chose To Keep Her Official Emails Under Her Own Control, In Violation Of State Department Rules, Propriety And Common Sense." (Editorial, "An 'Extremely Careless' Hillary Clinton: The FBI's Damning Non-Indictment," Chicago Tribune , 7/5/16)

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: "'Extremely Careless' Is Not A Line Presidential Candidates Hope To Put Onto Their Resumes." (Editorial, "Clinton's Email Error Is A Blot On Her Resume," Chicago Sun-Times, 7/5/16)

  • Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: "To Have Been So Cavalier About Following Rules And Taking Precautions Is Hard To Understand Or Defend." "But she should have been more forthright in her explanations once the matter became public. As secretary of state, she dealt with sensitive information whose unintended release could have had serious ramifications around the world. To have been so cavalier about following rules and taking precautions is hard to understand or defend." (Editorial, "Clinton's Email Error Is A Blot On Her Resume,"Chicago Sun-Times, 7/5/16)
  • Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: "That Makes It All The More Disappointing That Clinton Invited Attacks On Her Judgment By Bungling Her Handing Of Her Email - And Husband Bill Added To The Stupidity." (Editorial, "Clinton's Email Error Is A Blot On Her Resume,"Chicago Sun-Times, 7/5/16)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Union Leader

New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Headline: "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)

  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "It's Good To Be A Clinton. The Normal Rules Simply Don't Apply To You." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16))
  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "The Clintons Are The Black Hole Of American Politics. Orbit Too Close To Them, And You'll Be Destroyed." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)
  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "It's Important To Note That Comey In No Way Cleared Clinton Of Wrongdoing." "It's important to note that comey in no way cleared clinton of wrongdoing. In fact, he laid out precisely how Clinton violated federal law in allowing classified emails on an unsecured server. But he argued Clinton's crimes were unintentional. That's nonsense." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)
  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "Clinton Intentionally Tried To Shield Her Communications From Public Disclosure, Intentionally Ignored Repeated Security Warnings, And Intentionally Stonewalled The FBI Investigation." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)
  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "Others Have Been Prosecuted For Less. But They Weren't Clintons." (Editorial, "Untouchable: Hillary Clinton Is Above The Law,"New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)

New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Headline: "Comey's Cop-Out Lets Clinton Go." (Editorial, "Comey's Cop-Out: Administration Lets Clinton Go,"New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)

  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "If Anyone Else Had Carelessly Left Classified Emails Vulnerable To Hostile Hackers, They Would Go To Jail. But The Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton." (Editorial, "Comey's Cop-Out: Administration Lets Clinton Go," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)
  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial: "She Has Lied About Her Actions For Years, And Stonewalled The Investigation." (Editorial, "Comey's Cop-Out: Administration Lets Clinton Go," New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/6/16)

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Globe

Boston Globe Editorial: "'Extremely Careless.' That's Not The A Description Most Voters Want For President, And Those Two Words, Spoken By FBI Director James B. Comey On Tuesday, Will No Doubt Haunt Hillary Clinton Into November." "'Extremely Careless.' That's not a description most voters want for a president, and those two words, spoken by FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, will no doubt haunt Hillary Clinton into November." (Editorial, "Clinton Needs To Regain Voters' Trust," Boston Globe , 7/6/16)

  • Boston Globe Editorial: "Even Absent Criminal Charges, Concern About Clinton's Judgment Is Entirely Fair." (Editorial, "Clinton Needs To Regain Voters' Trust," Boston Globe , 7/6/16)
  • Boston Globe Editorial: "The Outcome May Not Have Been Criminal Charges, But It Wasn't Total Exoneration Of Clinton's Instincts Either." (Editorial, "Clinton Needs To Regain Voters' Trust," Boston Globe , 7/6/16)

Boston Herald

Boston Herald Editorial: Clinton "Has Spent A Lifetime Playing By Her Own Set Of Rules" And Has "Lied To The American People About It." "She did it because she wanted to, because she has spent a lifetime playing by her own set of rules. And then she lied to the American people about it. That's not a crime. In fact for the Clintons it seems to be standard procedure." (Editorial, "Editorial: Lessons And Lies," Boston Herald, 7/6/16)

  • Boston Herald Editorial: Clinton's Lying "Seems To Be Standard Procedure." (Editorial, "Editorial: Lessons And Lies," Boston Herald, 7/6/16)
  • Boston Herald Editorial: Clinton's Email Practices "Further Evidence That The Clintons Mange to Tarnish All That They Touch." (Editorial, "Editorial: Lessons And Lies," Boston Herald, 7/6/16)

NORTH CAROLINA

The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer Editorial Headline: "The FBI's Clinton Email Bombshell." (Editorial, "The FBI's Clinton Email Bombshell," The Charlotte Observer, 7/5/16)

  • The Charlotte Observer Editorial: Director Delivered A "Stinging Public Tongue-Lashing" For Her "Extremely Careless" Email Practices. " That was surely welcome news for Team Clinton. The stinging public tongue-lashing the director gave Clinton in the process surely was not. Comey described the former Secretary of State and her colleagues as 'extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.' He pointedly declared that Clinton, in dealing with one stream of Top Secret information, 'should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.'" (Editorial, "The FBI's Clinton Email Bombshell," The Charlotte Observer, 7/5/16)

News & Record

News & Record Editorial Headline: "Our Opinion: A Matter Of Trust." (Editorial, "Our Opinion: A Matter Of Trust," News & Record , 7/7/16)

  • News & Record Editorial: "On This Matter, She Betrayed Public Trust With Her Irresponsible Actions." "After a year-long FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, Comey concluded that no criminal charges are warranted. But he castigated Clinton for her carelessness, noting that secret information could have been intercepted by hostile countries. He also reported findings that directly contradicted previous statements by Clinton. On this matter, she betrayed public trust with her irresponsible actions. So, the fact that there won't be an indictment, which would end her candidacy, won't spare her deserved criticism." (Editorial, "Our Opinion: A Matter Of Trust," News & Record , 7/7/16)
  • News & Record Editorial: "So, The Fact That There Won't Be An Indictment, Which Would End Her Candidacy, Won't Spare Her Deserved Criticism." (Editorial, "Our Opinion: A Matter Of Trust," News & Record , 7/7/16)

VIRGINIA

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial Headline: "Editorial: FBI's Comey Is Beyond Reproach; Nobody Can Say That About Hilary." (Editorial, "Editorial: FBI's Comey Is Beyond Reproach; Nobody Can Say That About Hillary,"Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/5/16)

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: "The Situation Will Dog Clinton Until Election Day" And Raise "Questions Relating To Her Fitness For The Presidency." "Clinton exercised poor judgment in her use of personal emails. She seems to have violated protocol. The FBI - not known as the habitat of softies - has concluded, after an extensive probe, that her errors did not rise to the level of criminal charges. The situation will dog Clinton until Election Day, nevertheless. It should. She will continue to confront questions relating to her fitness for the presidency." (Editorial, "Editorial: FBI's Comey Is Beyond Reproach; Nobody Can Say That About Hillary," Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/5/16)

TEXAS

The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News Editorial Headline: "Editorial: Clinton Puts Another Distraction Behind Her, As FBI Steps Aside." ("Editorial: Clinton Puts Another Distraction Behind Her, As FBI Steps Aside," The Dallas Morning News , 7/5/16)

  • The Dallas Morning News Editorial: Clinton's "Evolving Explanation," Is The Cause Of Much Of Her Problems. "Her evolving explanation on whether she sent or received classified material also added to her troubles." ("Editorial: Clinton Puts Another Distraction Behind Her, As FBI Steps Aside," The Dallas Morning News , 7/5/16)

NEW YORK

New York Post

New York Post Editorial Headline: "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate," New York Post, 7/5/16)

  • New York Post Editorial: "When It Comes To The Clintons, Say Goodbye To The Rule Of Law." "Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey painted a devastating picture of Hillary Clinton's reckless lawbreaking with her emails and the damage it likely caused - but then recommended no charges against her. When it comes to the Clintons, say goodbye to the rule of law." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate," New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "The Fix Was In." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate," New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "There May Have Been More, But Comey Said His Agents Couldn't Examine All Of Hillary's Emails Because Some That Were Deleted May Never Be Found." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate,"New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "All Of Which Seems Enough To Convict (Never Mind Indict) Her - Based On Comey's Own Criteria." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate,"New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "The Clintons Enjoy A Different Standard. They Are Above The Law." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate,"New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "Hillary Will Now Claim Falsely She's Been Exonerated - Even Though The FBI Found Her In Violation Of The Law." (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate,"New York Post, 7/5/16)
  • New York Post Editorial: "Is There Any Wonder So Many Voters This Year Are Outraged By The 'Rigged" System?'" (Editorial, "FBI Boss' Outrageous Double Standard In Letting Hillary Skate,"New York Post, 7/5/16)

FLORIDA

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times Editorial Headline: "Clinton's Fate Will Be Decided In Court Of Public Opinion." (Editorial, "Clinton's Fate Will Be Decided In Court Of Public Opinion," Tampa Bay Times , 7/5/16)

  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial: "The FBI's Bottom Line Is Good News For Clinton, Nearly Everything Else Comey Revealed Reinforces The Perception She Too Often Acts As Though She Is Above The Rules And Fails To Level With The American People ." "The FBI's bottom line is good news for Clinton, nearly everything else Comey revealed reinforces the perception she too often acts as though she is above the rules and fails to level with the American people." (Editorial, "Clinton's Fate Will Be Decided In Court Of Public Opinion," Tampa Bay Times , 7/5/16)
  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial: "There Is No Question She Used Terrible Judgment Reflecting A Familiar Sense Of Entitlement - And That She Failed To Be Candid About It When She Was Exposed." "Determining whether Clinton should face criminal charges for using a private email server as secretary of state is one thing. There is no question she used terrible judgment reflecting a familiar sense of entitlement - and that she failed to be candid about it when she was exposed." (Editorial, "Clinton's Fate Will Be Decided In Court Of Public Opinion," Tampa Bay Times , 7/5/16)

COLORADO

Denver Post

Denver Post Editorial Headline: "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions." (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)

  • Denver Post Editorial: "The Bureau's Findings Are Disturbing On Several Levels." "Comey's observations must sting, and the bureau's findings are disturbing on several levels. He called Clinton's e-mail arrangement 'extremely careless' in its 'handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.'" (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)
  • Denver Post Editorial: "[Comey] Noted That Clinton, A Longtime Actor In The Halls Of Power, Should Have Known Using An Unclassified System Wasn't Best For The Country." "And he noted that Clinton, a longtime actor in the halls of power, should have known using an unclassified system wasn't best for the country." (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)
  • Denver Post Editorial: "The Email Controversy Has Been A Sad Reminder Of How Often The Clintons, For All Their Talents, Seem To Think There Are The Kinds Of Rules That Others Must Follow, And Then There Is The Way They Do Things." "From the moment the public first learned of the secret server, to last week's bizarre episode in which Bill Clinton pulled aside U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch for an ill-advised impromptu meeting, the e-mail controversy has been a sad reminder of how often the Clintons, for all their talents, seem to think there are the kinds of rules that others must follow, and then there is the way they do things." (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)
  • Denver Post Editorial: "Clinton's Decision Showcases A Kind Of Mind-Wraping Imperiousness Toward The Rules That Callously Put Her Convenience And Self-Interest Against The Nation's Interests." "We continue to think the matter should give reasonable people pause. Clinton's decision showcases a kind of mind-warping imperiousness toward the rules that callously put her convenience and self-interest against the nation's interests." (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)
  • Denver Post Editorial: "She Should Have Known Better. She Should Have Acted Better." (Editorial, "Spared Criminal Charges, Clinton's Behavior Still Leaves Questions," Denver Post, 7/5/16)

The Gazette

The Gazette Editorial Headline: "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)

  • The Gazette Editorial: "Comey And His Team Suspect Clinton's Negligence And Deception Undermined Our National Interests." "OK, so what. If it didn't hurt anything, what difference does it make? Alas, that is not in the cards. Comey and his team suspect Clinton's negligence and deception undermined our national interests." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)
  • The Gazette Editorial: "Her Ploy Was In Keeping With The Actions Of A Politician Deemed 'Honest And Trustworthy' By Only 37 Percent In A Washington Post-ABC News Poll." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)
  • The Gazette Editorial: "The Entire Report Smacks Of An FBI Director Who Received Quiet Marching Orders To Recommend No Charges To President Barack Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, Regardless Of Evidence." "The entire report smacks of an FBI director who received quiet marching orders to recommend no charges to President Barack Obama's attorney general, Loretta Lynch, regardless of evidence. And who can forget that 'accidental meeting' between Hillary's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and Lynch last week at the Phoenix airport?" (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)
  • The Gazette Editorial: "In Other Words, The Ruling Class Has So Much Authority It Is Now 'Reasonable' To Look The Other Way When A Ranking Federal Official Tries To Escape Accountability, Carelessly Hands Over National Secrets, And Tries To Conceal The Whole Thing." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)
  • The Gazette Editorial: "If Americans Want More Corruption Of Our National Security, And Systems Designed To Ensure Accountability, They Will Make Obama's Former Secretary Of State The Next President." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)
  • The Gazette Editorial: "If Americans Want A System Designed To Protect Their Sovereignty, And Keep Public Servants Accountable, They Will Replace Obama's Dynasty This Fall." (Editorial, "Hillary Scandal Flaunts Corruption," The Gazette, 7/6/16)

WISCONSIN

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Headline: "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)

  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: "Clinton Has A Long History Of Trying To Sidestep The Citizens She Is Supposed To Serve." "As we noted in a March editorial, Clinton has a long history of trying to sidestep the citizens she is supposed to serve, including secrecy around trades made with the help of Tyson Foods in Arkansas, closed health care commission meetings, mysterious foreign foundation donors and expensive private speeches to Wall Street firms." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: "The Fact She Won't Be Indicted While She Is Asking Voters To Elect Her President Hardly Resolves The Issues Raised." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: "The FBI Findings Call Into Question Clinton's Judgment As Well As Her Regard For Government Transparency And Fundamental Honesty." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: "They Further Undermine Faith In A Candidate Who Already Had Serious Trust Issues With The Public." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: "But Clinton's Critics Are Right About This: Her Record On Transparency And Accountability Is Abysmal." "But Clinton's critics are right about this: Her record on transparency and accountability is abysmal. In the email server case, as U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan noted this spring, 'We're talking about a Cabinet-level official who was accommodated by the government for reasons unknown to the public And I think that's a fair statement: For reasons heretofore unknown to the public. And all the public can do is speculate." (Editorial, "No, Clinton's Trust Issues Aren't Resolved," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 7/6/16)

The Journal Times

The Journal Times Editorial Headline: "'Extremely Careless' Behavior Makes Clinton A Questionable Candidate." (Editorial, "Journal Times Editorial: 'Extremely Careless' Behavior Makes Clinton A Questionable Candidate," The Journal Times , 6/10/16)

  • The Journal Times Editorial: "If She Couldn't Handle Being Secretary Of State, How Will She Be Able To Handle Being President?" "While no criminal charges were recommended, Comey concluded Clinton was 'extremely careless' in handling very sensitive, highly classified information. If she couldn't handle being secretary of state, how will she be able to handle being president?" (Editorial, "Journal Times Editorial: 'Extremely Careless' Behavior Makes Clinton A Questionable Candidate," The Journal Times , 6/10/16)

OHIO

The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Headline: "Reckless Conduct Gets A Pass." (Editorial, "Reckless Conduct Gets A Pass," The Columbus Dispatch, 7/6/16)

  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial: " The Outcome Of The Investigation Of Clinton Simply Doesn't Pass The Smell Test, Especially Not When Compared With The Punishment Of Gen. David Petraeus." "The outcome of the investigation of Clinton simply doesn't pass the smell test, especially not when compared with the punishment of Gen. David Petraeus. In April 2015, he was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to passing classified information to this biographer and lover, even though none of the classified information leaked to the public." (Editorial, "Reckless Conduct Gets A Pass," The Columbus Dispatch, 7/6/16)
  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial: "There Is No Question That Hillary Clinton Recklessly Compromised National-Security Information." "There is no question that Hillary Clinton recklessly compromised national-security information. In the statement concluding the investigation, FBI Director James B. Comey noted that 110 emails were classified, including some ranked as Top Secret, Secret and Confidential." (Editorial, "Reckless Conduct Gets A Pass," The Columbus Dispatch, 7/6/16)
  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial: "This Carelessness Is Compounded By Clinton's Evasions And Excuses, Many Of Them Refuted By The May Report By The State Department's Inspector General." (Editorial, "Reckless Conduct Gets A Pass," The Columbus Dispatch, 7/6/16)

PENNSYLVANIA

Reading Eagle

Reading Eagle Editorial Headline: "FBI Director Hardly Exonerates Clinton." (Editorial, "FBI Director Hardly Exonerates Clinton," Reading Eagle, 9/9/16)

  • Reading Eagle Editorial: "Comey Directly Contradicted Many Of Clinton's Past Explanations In The Case, Including Her Assertion That She'd Turned Over All Her Emails And That She Had Never Sent Or Received Any That Were Classified At The Time." "Comey directly contradicted many of Clinton's past explanations in the case, including her assertion that she'd turned over all her emails and that she had never sent or received any that were classified at the time. The FBI chief said 113 emails were determined to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. He also found that thousands of work-related emails were not among the group of 30,000 Clinton turned over in 2014. And he raised the possibility that people hostile to the U.S. had gained access to her personal email account." (Editorial, "FBI Director Hardly Exonerates Clinton," Reading Eagle, 9/9/16)
  • Reading Eagle Editorial: "And If She Wasn't Lying When She Made False Statements About Her Email Situation, She Was Displaying An Alarming Lack Of Knowledge Of The Situation. Either Way, It Doesn't Make Her Look Good." (Editorial, "FBI Director Hardly Exonerates Clinton,"Reading Eagle, 9/9/16)

INDIANA

News-Sentinel

News-Sentinel Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton's 'Extremely Careless' Judgment." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton's 'Extremely Careless' Judgment," News-Sentinel, 7/8/16)

  • News-Sentinel Editorial: "She Is A Clinton, After All, And Clintons Have The Reputation Of Never Having To Face Consequences, No Matter How Enthusiastically They Flirt With Ethical Lines." "It was not exactly a surprise that the FBI decided not to recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton for her email breach of national security. She is a Clinton, after all, and Clintons have the reputation of never having to face consequences, no matter how enthusiastically they flirt with ethical lines." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton's 'Extremely Careless' Judgment," News-Sentinel, 7/8/16)

NEVADA

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial Headline: "Editorial: Obstructing Open Government." (Editorial, "Editorial: Obstructing Open Government," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/8/16)

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial: "President Obama's Supposed 'Most Transparent Administration In History' Has Proven Repeatedly That It Has No Interest In Actually Being Transparent." "President Obama's supposed 'most transparent administration in history' has proven repeatedly that it has no interest in actually being transparent, as this court case makes clear." (Editorial, "Editorial: Obstructing Open Government," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/8/16)
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial: "Secretary Of State Clinton Was Just Following The President's Example." "Meanwhile, Secretary of State Clinton was just following the president's example. And after getting a free pass from Mr. Comey, we can only expect more of the same if she wins the election." (Editorial, "Editorial: Obstructing Open Government," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/8/16)
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial: "After Getting A Free Pass From Mr. Comey, We Can Only Expect More Of The Same If [Clinton] Wins The Election." "And after getting a free pass from Mr. Comey, we can only expect more of the same if she wins the election." (Editorial, "Editorial: Obstructing Open Government," Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/8/16)

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Editorial: Voter's Questioning Clinton's Ethics Is "The Price Clinton Must Pay…For A Thoughtless Decision That Violated The Spirit If Not The Letter Of The Law And Needlessly Compromised The Confidentiality Of Sensitive Communications." "Even if the Justice Department follows Comey's advice, Clinton's private email server will be an issue in the presidential campaign. That is the price Clinton must pay - along with the protracted FBI investigation that just concluded - for a thoughtless decision that violated the spirit if not the letter of the law and needlessly compromised the confidentiality of sensitive communications." (Editorial, "FBI Director Outlines A Persuasive Case Against Indicting Clinton, But The Decision Isn't His To Make,"Los Angeles Times, 7/5/16)

Los Angeles Times Editorial: "Even If The Justice Department Takes No Action, That Doesn't Exonerate Clinton Of The Scandalously Poor Judgment She Demonstrated In Deciding To Conduct Official State Department Business Over An Email Account Housed On A Private Server." (Editorial, "FBI Director Outlines A Persuasive Case Against Indicting Clinton, But The Decision Isn't His To Make," Los Angeles Times, 7/5/16)

East Bay Times

East Bay Times Editorial Headline: "Editorial: Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better." (Editorial, "Editorial: Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," East Bay Times, 7/5/16)

  • East Bay Times Editorial: Clinton "Owes The Nation A Full Explanation And An Unconditional Apology." "Those words are certain to reverberate throughout the presidential campaign. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, must stop trying to dismiss this as a trivial matter. She owes the nation a full explanation and an unconditional apology." (Editorial, "Editorial: Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," East Bay Times, 7/5/16)
  • East Bay Times Editorial: Clinton "Must Stop Trying To Dismiss This As A Trivial Matter." "Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, must stop trying to dismiss this as a trivial matter." (Editorial, "Editorial: Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," East Bay Times, 7/5/16)

Times-Herald

Times-Herald Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," Times-Herald, 7/6/16)

  • Times-Herald Editorial: "She Owes The Nation A Full Explanation And An Unconditional Apology." "Those words are certain to reverberate throughout the presidential campaign. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, must stop trying to dismiss this as a trivial matter. She owes the nation a full explanation and an unconditional apology." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," Times-Herald, 7/6/16)
  • Times-Herald Editorial: "Clinton Has No One But Herself To Blame." "Clinton has no one but herself to blame. Like most of us are taught at work, she could have segregated her personal communications from her professional. For convenience, she opted not to." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton Should Have Known Better," Times-Herald, 7/6/16)

GEORGIA

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News Editorial Headline: "FBI Investigation Exposes Hilary Clinton As A Liar." (Editorial, "FBI Investigation Exposes Hilary Clinton As A Liar,"Savannah Morning News , 7/6/16)

  • Savannah Morning News Editorial: "Still, Is That The Sort Of Leader - A Blend Of Dishonesty, Incompetence And Arrogance - Americans Want In The White House Making Decisions On Which The Fate Of This Nation Rests?" "So instead, the determination was made that Mrs. Clinton was 'extremely careless,' according to the FBI chief. Still, is that the sort of leader - a blend of dishonesty, incompetence and arrogance - Americans want in the White House making decisions on which the fate of this nation rests?" (Editorial, "FBI Investigation Exposes Hilary Clinton As A Liar," Savannah Morning News , 7/6/16)
  • Savannah Morning News Editorial: "Her Actions In This Pathetic Episode Were Inexcusable And Should Disqualify Her For Any Job In Which She's Responsible For Putting Americans In Harm's Way." (Editorial, "FBI Investigation Exposes Hilary Clinton As A Liar," Savannah Morning News , 7/6/16)
  • Savannah Morning News Editorial: "Mr. Comey's Announcement That He Would Recommend No Charges Is Disappointing And Unfounded." (Editorial, "FBI Investigation Exposes Hilary Clinton As A Liar," Savannah Morning News , 7/6/16)

MICHIGAN

The Detroit News

The Detroit News Editorial Headline: "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless.'" (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)

  • The Detroit News Editorial: Comey's Decision "Does Not Erase Legitimate Questions About [Clinton's] Judgment And Her Penchant For Placing Her Own Self-Interest Ahead Of The Country's." "While Comey's decision ends the legal threat facing Clinton, it does not erase legitimate questions about her judgment and her penchant for placing her own self-interest ahead of the country's." (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)
  • The Detroit News Editorial : "This Is Hardly A Triumphant Moment For Clinton." (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)
  • The Detroit News Editorial: "She Has Lied About The Server Repeatedly." "But she has lied about the server repeatedly, saying that no email she sent or received was marked classified." (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)
  • The Detroit News Editorial: "The Destruction Of The Schedules And Thousands Of Emails That Were Not Available For FBI Review Reflects A Worrisome Obsession With Secrecy." "The destruction of the schedules and thousands of emails that were not available for FBI review reflects a worrisome obsession with secrecy, considering Clinton could well end up as president." (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)
  • The Detroit News Editorial: "What Do Her Actions As Secretary Of State Suggest About The Transparency Of Her Presidency?" (Editorial, "Editorial: Clinton's Email Flop 'Extremely Careless,'" The Detroit News, 7/7/16)

MINNESOTA

The Star Tribune

The Star Tribune Editorial Headline: "The FBI Details Amateur Hour At Clinton's State Department." (Editorial, "The FBI Details Amateur Hour At Clinton's State Department," The Star Tribune, 7/6/16)

  • The Star Tribune Editorial: "Between Now And Election Day, Voters Will Have To Decide Whether Clinton's Attributes And Policy Prescriptions Outweigh Her Record Of Cutting Corners And Ignoring The Rules - A Pattern That Became Even More Problematic With The Release Of The FBI's Findings." "Between now and Election Day, voters will have to decide whether Clinton's attributes and policy prescriptions outweigh her record of cutting corners and ignoring the rules - a pattern that became even more problematic with the release of the FBI's findings." (Editorial, "The FBI Details Amateur Hour At Clinton's State Department," The Star Tribune, 7/6/16)

ARIZONA

The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic Editorial Headline: "Our View: FBI Gave Hillary Clinton A Break, But She's Not Off The Hook." (Editorial, "Our View: FBI Gave Hillary Clinton A Break, But She's Not Off The Hook," The Arizona Republic, 7/5/16)

  • The Arizona Republic Editorial: "What The FBI Found Is Troubling Evidence Of An Unacceptably Cavalier Attitude About Our National Secrets On The Part Of Then-Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton." (Editorial, "Our View: FBI Gave Hillary Clinton A Break, But She's Not Off The Hook," The Arizona Republic, 7/5/16)
  • The Arizona Republic Editorial: Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lunch "Was A Colossal Show Of Arrogance That Reinforced Every Stereotype About How The Clintons Are Ethically Challenged And Play By Their Own Rules." "Someone who should know better is former President Bill Clinton, whose tarmac tete-tete with Lynch in Phoenix last week was a colossal show of arrogance that reinforced every stereotype about how the Clintons are ethically challenged and play by their own rules." (Editorial, "Our View: FBI Gave Hillary Clinton A Break, But She's Not Off The Hook," The Arizona Republic, 7/5/16)
  • The Arizona Republic Editorial: "The Investigation Revealed Serious Problems That Hillary Clinton Needs To Discuss With A Forthrightness That Doesn't Come Easily To Her." "More to the point, she cannot regard the scathing criticism from Comey as exoneration. The threat of an indictment has been lifted. But the investigation revealed serious problems that Hillary Clinton needs to discuss with a forthrightness that doesn't come easily to her." (Editorial, "Our View: FBI Gave Hillary Clinton A Break, But She's Not Off The Hook," The Arizona Republic, 7/5/16)

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville News

Greenville News Editorial Headline: "Donald Trump's Supporters Were Given Plenty Of Ammunition To Question Her Fitness For President." (Editorial, "Clinton Email Probe Highlights Voters' Dilemma," Greenville News , 7/10/16)

  • Greenville News Editorial: "It Is Probable That The Private Server Allowed Her A Degree Of Shielding From Open Records Laws That Govern Communications By Public Officials, And That Is An Area Of Concern." "It is probable that the private server allowed her a degree of shielding from open records laws that govern communications by public officials, and that is an area of concern. Americans elect and appoint their leaders with the expectation that those leaders will conduct their business in the open." (Editorial, "Clinton Email Probe Highlights Voters' Dilemma," Greenville News , 7/10/16)
  • Greenville News Editorial: "However, It Is Apparent That Any Government Official In Possession Of Classified Information Needs To Very Clearly Understand The Importance Of Keeping That Information Confidential. At The Very Least, Clinton Did Not Act In A Way That Demonstrated Such Understanding. That Is A Very Serious Concern For A Major Party's Presumptive Presidential Nominee." (Editorial, "Clinton Email Probe Highlights Voters' Dilemma," Greenville News , 7/10/16)
  • Greenville News Editorial: "Setting Aside Questions Of Whether Charges Should Be Filed, It Is Legitimate For Voters To Look At This Information And Ask Serious Questions About Clinton's Qualifications." "Setting aside questions of whether charges should be filed, it is legitimate for voters to look at this information and ask serious questions about Clinton's qualifications. Does her handling of emails at State suggest similar problems if she were elected chief executive? Does a lax security culture in her office reveal a leadership deficit that would affect her presidency?" (Editorial, "Clinton Email Probe Highlights Voters' Dilemma," Greenville News , 7/10/16)

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