Charles Krauthammer suggested Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey didn’t push for charges against Hillary Clinton because he didn’t want to be the “fulcrum of history” removing her from the presidential race.
Krauthammer said, “The sense I have, if [Clinton] we not running for president, she had simply left office and were a private citizen now, she might have been indicted. I think it’s not so much the fear of the Clintons or sort of respect for Obama, kowtowing to the political bosses that moved Comey. I have a sense, a bit like the way the Chief Justice refused to act to overturn Obamacare that you don’t want to be the fulcrum of history.” (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])
Comey “knows if he had indicted her, that’s the end of her campaign. That will be the event of the 2016 campaign history. He will be the — it will be the decision that sways everything the most. I think he didn’t want to be that,” Krauthammer said. (RELATED: FBI Director Comey Obliterated These Hillary Talking Points)
“And I think it’s because she is running,” Krauthammer argued. “Not so much she is a Clinton, not so much because of her reputation and all that and her power, but I think Comey did not want to be the person that history remembers as changing the course of this presidential election.” (RELATED: TRANSCRIPT: FBI Director James Comey’s Statement On Hillary Clinton’s Emails)
“That’s giving him the benefit of the doubt, but I think it’s a very plausible explanation,” Krauthammer suggested.
Earlier on Tuesday, Comey announced that despite Clinton being “extremely careless” in having classified information on her server, the FBI would not recommend to the Department of Justice that they pursue charges.