Hillary clearly had intent to mishandle classified information – she did it, set up a private server to do it, and had her lawyers destroy emails on that server. Hillary also exposed vast quantities of material intentionally – that was intentional misconduct. She didn’t have to purposefully expose those materials so that a specific person would access them, as General David Petraeus did. She could just expose them purposely because she believed it was important to do so to protect her own privacy from government discovery. And as to obstruction of justice, Comey himself acknowledged, “It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.”
Comey clearly didn’t obey the law here. But that was never going to happen. After all, we no longer live in a nation of laws. We live in a nation of Democratic rulers.