Comey did not recommend Clinton be indicted; but that does not mean he did not destroy her politically. Under the rules of Old Politics this would have ended this matter. Nevertheless, Trump refuses to play under the rules of Old Politics. “It is possible hostile [actors] gained access to Hillary Clinton’s Emails,” is a phrase that Comey used to excuse Clinton and Trump will use to kill her. Clinton is now wounded and since she was not indicted, she cannot play the martyr to fire up her troops. If the best you can say is, “I didn’t get indicted,” you’re in trouble. Hillary is in trouble.
For decades the Clintons have hidden behind “You can’t prove that!” to deflect their obvious guilt. Americans have already shown that they have grown tired of this and have turned on her.