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FBI Director: An FBI Agent Would ‘Be In Big Trouble’ If They Did What Hillary Did

FBI director James Comey on Wednesday said that an FBI agent who operated a private email system similar to Hillary Clinton’s would be “in big trouble” at the bureau.

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Comey was responding in a House Judiciary Committee hearing to an allegation from Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot that the decision to not charge Clinton with mishandling classified information showed a “double standard.”

Comey said that he disagreed with that characterization. But he added that she would not get off scot-free.

“If we were to recommend she be prosecuted that would be a double-standard,” Comey said. “Because Mary and Joe  at the FBI or some other place, if they did this, they  would not be prosecuted.”

He added: “They’d be disciplined. They’d be in big trouble in the FBI if they did this.  They wouldn’t be prosecuted. That wouldn’t be fair.”

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