Scott Statement on FBI Findings Regarding Hillary Clinton

Washington– U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below regarding F.B.I. Director James Comey’s press conference on Hillary Clinton earlier today.

“Today’s statement by FBI Director James Comey acknowledges that there is evidence Secretary Clinton mishandled classified information through her personal email server, and that the culture at the State Department was lackadaisical regarding the protection of classified information. Secretary Clinton’s purposeful decision to setup a private email server put our national security at stake, and the FBI believes it ‘is possible that hostile actors gained access’ to her personal email account.

Now more than ever, I believe a special prosecutor is needed, in order to assure the American people that politics are not overriding the truth in this case. It has become clear that the rules are different for the Clintons than they are for every day Americans, and that must stop.”