Fox Legal Analyst Pushes "Gross Negligence" Claim For Clinton's Email That FBI Couldn't Find A Case For

Fox Legal Analyst Pushes "Gross Negligence" Claim For Clinton's Email That FBI Couldn't Find A Case For

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From the July 6 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): The New York Times on the front page says an attack ad, ready made. Here's James Comey yesterday, and this is what it comes down to. Hillary Clinton did some dumb stuff, some careless stuff, but she did not intend to violate the law. That's the thing right there. Listen.

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JAMES COMEY: Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. 

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DOOCY: Luckily we have on retainer here on the couch today a great lawyer. 

PETER JOHNSON JR (CO-HOST): Well, I appreciate that, but all we have to do is look at the written word. Look at 18 U.S. Code, Section 793-F. "Whoever, being entrusted with ... national security documents," and that's what Hillary Clinton said, "through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody," and Comey said that happened, "... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned." And so the notion is gross negligence. He said "extremely careless." And a lot of legal scholars, and this lawyer, says it's the same thing. 

Previously:

The “Gross Negligence” Claim About Clinton Emails That The FBI Specifically Rejected

ABC's Dan Abrams Dismantles Conservatives' Claims That Clinton Was "Grossly Negligent" With Her Emails

Trump, Right-Wing Media In Sync With Conspiracy Theories Over FBI Referral On Clinton Email Server

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