February 26, 2019
A chart disseminated within the FBI excluded “gross negligence” from a collection of statutes by which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be prosecuted for the use of an unauthorized private email server.
During private testimony last year, an email was shown from an unknown individual in the FBI general counsel’s office to Bill Priestap, who served as assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counterintelligence division.
This email, sent to Priestap’s former superior Michael Steinbach, had a chart of “available statutes for prosecuting the former Secretary of State” which did not include “gross negligence,” the Epoch Times reports.
Ryan Breitenbach, the House majority counsel at the time, pressed Priestap about the email and asked why gross negligence, or the federal statute of 18 U.S.C. 793(f), was excluded from the chart of what it was willing to charge Clinton, but the statute apparently was used to obtain a search warrant to obtain material in the Clinton case.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:44 am