Carr: FBI’s James Comey invents a novel defense for crooks | Boston Herald:
"The prisons have always been full of innocent men — just ask them during visiting hours.
But from now on the lockups will teem with a new class of jailbird — those who didn’t know they were committing crimes.
In case you missed it, FBI Director James “J. Edgar” Comey, in his latest attempt to broom the high crimes and misdemeanors of Crooked Hillary Clinton, told a Senate committee this week that even though Hillary, her top aide Huma Abedin et al. had undoubtedly committed all sorts of felonies, it was impossible to prosecute them.
“With respect to Ms. Abedin in particular,” J. Edgar Comey said, “we didn’t have any indication that she had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law.”
We always understood that the Clintons were trafficking in huge numbers of classified government emails that were illegally sent or deleted — for example, she destroyed at least 33,000 under federal subpoena, that we know of.
...She was just “extremely careless,” he stammered on, which is very different from “gross negligence.”
Think of the possibilities that are now open to the defense bar.
This could be a bigger boon to the element than Miranda warnings, or Annie Dookhan..."