I cannot but wonder how many of those who clamor for Hillary Clinton to be charged with a criminal offense for her use of email as secretary of state are sufficiently informed or qualified to pass judgment in her case.

Did they actually actively participate in the yearlong FBI investigation – and, if so, were they privy to all deliberations of the investigators? Or did they read all of the voluminous report? Are they trained lawyers able to assess the legal implications of all of the testimonies and evidence? Are they experts in criminal law?

The comments of FBI Director James Comey to the press and to Congress suggest that he, personally, would have loved to indict Clinton, but even he concluded that “no rational prosecutor” would pursue the case.

It appears that facts and the law are no longer relevant in the court of public opinion.

Janet Kehl