Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment related to classified material on Friday, with a post highlighting that she was never indicted for her own classified files scandal.
“Bringing this back in light of recent news: Get a limited-edition But Her Emails hat and support @onwardtogether groups working to strengthen our democracy,” Clinton tweeted.
Clinton’s post sparked fury on Twitter, with many pointing out the justice system’s apparent double standard.
“James Comey all but admitted Hillary committed felonies by mishandling classified information: setting up a private server in her home. They didn’t prosecute her because – as Comey revealed – he hated Trump and was desperate to see him lose,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted. “Now she thinks it’s funny.”
Ben Shapiro, podcast host and founder of The Daily Wire, tweeted, “Yes, we do see the double standard, thanks so much for the reminder!”
Political commentator Carl Benjamin posted, “Imagine the raw power one would have to wield in order to feel this securely above the law. Most monarchs throughout history were not this safe in their position as to flaunt their lawbreaking in everyone’s faces.”
Jonah Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, urged Clinton to remain silent during the unprecedented indictment of a former president.
“My God. You’re not helping anyone or anything. Sit out a few plays, ffs,” he tweeted.
Others supported Clinton’s mockery, including one user who wrote, “I hope she’s enjoying an excellent martini this fine evening.”
“That’s right Mrs. Clinton, throw ALL the shade,” another user tweeted. “Send one to Chuck Todd to cover those bangs of his.”
Prior to being sworn in as Secretary of State in 2009, Clinton set up an email server in her home in New York. Throughout her four-year tenure as head of the State Department, Clinton used a private email address for all of her work-related correspondence. She did not even activate her state.gov email account, which would have been hosted and managed on U.S. government servers.
Federal investigators later found that Clinton transmitted classified information on the private, unsecured server, and was even accused of trying to hide the evidence.
Former FBI Director James Comey described Clinton and her staff as “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Trump was indicted this week on seven counts by President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice in the investigation into how Trump handled classified documents.
At least one of the charges is under the Espionage Act, Trump’s then-attorney said during an appearance on CNN. The other charges include obstruction of justice, destruction or falsification of records and false statements.