Now it’s up to voters to decide if Clinton’s email use matters

Democrats are relieved at FBI’s recommendation of no charges

Swing voters may give Donald Trump a new look

Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green’s Jill Stein might gain

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama make their way across the tarmac to greet guests during a visit to Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, after FBI Director James Comey said his agency would recommend that she not be charged in connection with her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Bob Leverone AP Read more here:


WASHINGTON The mixed FBI judgment on Hillary Clinton’s email practices – that she’d shown extreme carelessness in her handling of classified information but not enough to merit criminal charges – left Democratic Party loyalists in a familiar place: relieved, exasperated and yet hopeful, with fingers crossed, that once again the Clintons had won.

It was another chapter in what’s now a 25-year-old saga that has seen Hillary and Bill Clinton survive controversies that usually end political careers. Think Bill Clinton’s denials of an extramarital affair early in his 1992 campaign for the presidency or his 1998 impeachment after the separate Monica Lewinsky dalliance exposed him to obstruction-of-justice claims.

Yet he wound up completing his term in 2001 with a 66 percent Gallup approval rating and his wife had been elected to the Senate.

Source: FBI recommendation on the Clinton emails is a boost for Hillary Clinton among Democrats, but also a boost for her opponents Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein | McClatchy DC