WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost issued the following statement today regarding FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to seek charges against Hillary Clinton for transferring classified information on her private server:

“The FBI’s admonition that Hillary Clinton was ‘extremely careless’ in sending classified emails from her private server proves that she not only violated federal statute, but that she repeatedly lied to the American people about it.  If any other citizen acted in a similar fashion, they likely would have faced serious sanctions for doing so.  Political insiders entrusted with access to sensitive national security information shouldn’t be elevated to a position that puts them above the law.”