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Will Hillary Ever Be Charged For Her Emails? James Comey Says ‘Zero Chance’

James Comey, Hillary Clinton (ABC, Getty Images)

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

The man who accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being “extremely careless” with her use of email servers reportedly says there is “zero chance” she will ever be charged for it.

Former FBI Director James Comey repeated that claim twice in a Sarasota, Fla. town hall Monday, according to the Washington Examiner.

Ousted FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Ousted FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

“There is zero chance, zero chance, on the facts in the Hillary Clinton case, that she would be prosecuted,” Comey said. “You are out of your mind if you don’t think the FBI wanted to make a case if we could. The facts weren’t there. Period. Full stop.” (RELATED: Sources: China Hacked Clinton’s Private Email Server)

But a federal court recently asserted that Clinton must answer more questions about her emails.

Comey has never approved of Clinton’s choice of a private email server and even admitted at a July 2016 news conference that someone of less political stature than the former first lady might be charged.

“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences,” he said at the time.

While continuing to provide assurance for Clinton, Comey lashed out at President Donald Trump, saying he was “one of the worst listeners as a leader,” Fox 13 reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles as he walks on South Lawn of the White House, before his departure to the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center, in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles as he walks on South Lawn of the White House, before his departure to the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center, in Washington, U.S., Feb. 2, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Comey reiterated his accusation that Trump demanded a pledge of loyalty from the former FBI director, who said Monday night, “An effective leader never asks for loyalty,” according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (RELATED: Trump: I Did Not Ask Comey For Loyalty [VIDEO])

Comey, who continues to tour the country promoting his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” portrayed himself as a reluctant warrior for political independence, claiming he really eschews the spotlight.

“I thought the easiest thing for me to do would be to be quiet. I don’t love my life as a semi-employed celebrity, but I would be a coward if I didn’t speak,” he told the crowd. “I’m really worried about the impact this president has on our values that we all have in common.”

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