I Seem To Remember This Language

In fact, we all of us used it ourselves. It's as if we were always right in our depiction of the crime.
An early draft of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement exonerating Hillary Clinton from the email scandal contained much stronger, consequential language that would seem to indicate Clinton, in fact, violated the Espionage Act. What’s more, there is reason to believe the individuals involved in editing the memo were unduly influenced by political bias.

According to a report from The Hill, the wording of Comey’s statement was changed from saying Clinton had been “grossly negligent” in handling classified information to a softer accusation of being “extremely careless.”...

The relevant section of the Espionage Act, Title 18 Section 793(f), states:

“Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed … Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”


MikeD said...


I literally kept pointing this out to people who swallowed Comey's lie that "we had to prove criminal intent" and no one wanted to hear it. They kept insisting that the plain language of the statute was incorrect and that it was required to prove criminal intent in order for her actions to be in violation (nevermind that Trey Gowdy completely got Comey to admit under oath that the repeated lies Clinton and her team used in the affair amounted to material falsehoods a prosecutor would use in court to prove criminal intent).

Ymar Sakar said...

Just because a Democrat turned Republican is now in the White House, doesn't mean I now treat the White House differently. The administration has always been more than one person. Even more so for Hussein's Regime.