Kirk: Seems like “crimes were committed” in Clinton email case

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Illinois Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says it seems to him like “crimes were committed”, in the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails when she was U.S. Secretary of State.

Kirk told “The Big John Howell Show” on WLS that he disagrees with FBI Director James Comey, who recommended this week that no charges be filed against Clinton for using a private email server, even though Comey found that Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless.”

Senator Kirk told WLS he feels Clinton should have been charged, saying “It does seem like crimes were committed here. In the case of Comey’s statement, he said that the lawyers had cleaned up their computers to make sure there was no way to recover the data. That does appear that the lawyers were committing obstruction of justice by taking affirmative action to clean up for their client.”

Comey is testifying Thursday before a Republican led house committee in Washington. The GOP wants Comey to explain in more detail how he arrived at his decision. Comey met on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced after the meeting that her office is closing the Clinton case without filing any charges.