FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision

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FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision
FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision

It’s been three months since Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server while still serving as the secretary of state was referred to the FBI and an intelligence source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News that the team is focused on knowing if there were violations of an Espionage Act subsection pertaining to “gross negligence” in the safekeeping of national defense information.

The source told Fox news that Under 18 USC 793 subsection F, the information does not have to be classified to count as a violation. The intelligence source, who pleaded anonymity while addressing the issue cited the sensitivity of the ongoing probe, and said the subsection requires the “lawful possession” of national defense information by a security clearance holder who “through gross negligence,” such as the use of an unsecure computer network or server, permits the material to be removed or abstracted from its proper, secure location.
According to the source Currently, the ongoing investigation is led by the Washington Field Office of the FYI and also added that investigators are also focused on possible obstruction of justice. “If someone knows there is an ongoing investigation and takes action to impede an investigation, for example destruction of documents or threatening of witnesses, that could be a separate charge but still remain under a single case.”

Source : Fox News