No, she made a choice to circumvent security protocols for her convenience. That's the so-called "intent" you were looking for @Comey.
And now comes the Republican bashing.... Because we wanted a fair investigation.
No evidence that Comey was flipped blah blah blah.
More Republican bashing....
Now, he's bringing up Petraeus and the fact that they had no hearing. Right... Because he was convicted. Dumbass...
"We've had no hearings on Zika" Wait for it...
I'm done with this blowhard. Just retire already.
Chaffetz: 1. You want a Petraeus hearing, you got it.
2. Oversight committee was the first to do a hearing on Zika. It was chaired by Mr. Mica
Cummings: Can we have another one?
Comey opening statement:
Investigation was conducted in the highest traditions of the FBI. Done in an Apolitical and Professional way, including the conclusion. I expected the debate and want transparency. Any conversation is welcome.
Two things matter in an investigation
What'd they do?
What were they thinking when they did it?
"Did Hillary know what she was doing was unlawful?"
Really?.... She first became a senator 18 years ago. She's been around it
Gross negligence statute - Maybe you don't need to prove that they knew they were doing something unlawful. Maybe it's enough to prove that they were careless
Statute has only been used once since it has been established. Case involved espionage.
Evidence of great carelessness, but not enough that they could estanlish that they talked about classified info and that they knew it was unlawful.
Chair: Where were the servers?
Wit: Basement of her home in New York.
Chair: Was that an authorized or unauthorized location
Wit: It was an unauthorized location for the transmitting of classified information
Wit: As Sec of State? Reasonable that the Sec would encounter CI in the course of her work
Chair: Via email?
Chair: But you did find more than 100 emails that were classified that had gone through that server, Correct?
Wit: Right, through an unclassified server. Correct.
Chaffetz asks Comey if Clinton lied.
Comey claims they have no basis to conclude that HRC lied to the FBI and he can't speak on her lying to the public.
Comey states not to the FBI
Chaffetz asks Comey about Hillary's statement in Mr Jordan's document
"There was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received." and whether that statement was investigated under oath.
"You'll have one in the next few hours."
Chaffetz asks if the law was broken
"In connection with the use of the email server, my judgment is that she did not"
Chaffetz asks if they were not able to prosecute or if she didn't
Chaffetz questions if the FBI would give Hillary a clearance if they saw this on a background check
Comey avoids hypotheticals
Hook, line, and sinker.
Never sent or received - False
No classification markings - False
No CI on the server - False
One device - False
All work related emails handed over - False
No work emails deleted - Dodged
HRC Lawyers read emails and were overly inclusive - False
False Exculpatory statements
Used for evidence of intent and consciousness of intent in criminal prosecution
HRC affirmatively rejected receiving a state.gov email, kept the emails for 2 years and only turned them over to congress.
Thousands of emails with CI were discovered
Associate was proven to have been hacked, but they can't be sure she wasn't
Took place over a long period and resulted in destruction of public records.
Still Insufficient evidence
Back to the mouthpiece.
Time for leading questions based on quotes from Republican Reps.
Typical... The same bullshit from the Strzok hearing.
Yawn. You need to leave too...
A bunch of prosecutors back home would look at the fact pattern and would take it to Grand Jury.
Factors that helped Comey make his decision
Context of Actions - Typically used by defense to mitigate circumstances during sentencing.
What context does Comey mean?
He never inferred political context.
Data on the server:
Clinton Foundation documents
Then HRC Lawyers get to examine the email and determine what information gets released.
Shouldn't that be destruction of evidence? Jim sure thinks so. I do too. What about you?
Did she approve the actions? - No specific instructions given
Did you ask? - Yes
Did she know the devices were cleaned in a way to preclude forensic recovery? - I don't believe so.
When they got caught, they deleted what they had and cleaned the devices
Is that part of the context of the decision?
Luckily her slow talking will kill the time quickly
Oh boy. More grandstanding...
"There's no guidance on what you can or cannot do on official email"
Clearly someone is forgetting their training...
Root of the problem - Unclassified Systems are not authorized to have CI
Administrative consequences would be appropriate if someone demonstrated extreme carelessness. Consequences such as:
Termination of federal employment
Loss of clearance
Ineligibility in future Nat Sec positions (Like POTUS 👀)
Hypotheticals scare Comey.
The call data is transmitted over networks that could be compromised.
He asks Comey how the CI got onto the private server.
Conversations over Top secret matters took place on it.
Mentioning the Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) NDA and acknowledging that other training outlines the requirements for handling CI.
SCI NDA and CI NDA signed by HRC entered into the record.
Clay is up and he starts by bringing up Ferguson...
"Did Sec Clinton or any of her staff INTENTIONALLY violate federal law"
YTN: There's that word again... Intentionally. The answer is yes. They did it with the assumption that it would be never be revealed.
Comey: "We did not develop any evidence of that"
YTN: Really? That's interesting. We already determined that you didn't receive all the emails, they destroyed the devices, and lied about everything....
Mistakes? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Me forgetting to feed Clover before leaving was a mistake.
I'm not going to go into the whole #WhiteGenocide thing, but you cannot tell me that anti-white hatred is not a real threat, Mr. Clay.
BAM! Lummis snaps back that the intent was retaining everything at an unauthorized location.
"It's more than that though" Wat....
Show that and prove criminal intent.
So, HRC attorneys did not have the required clearance to receive the information they did
Lummis questions Comey's confidence about the 30k emails not having CI.
Short answer - No
@RepMarkMeadows is on deck. He's gonna go after the false statements again.
Nothing marked classified - False, again.
Backpedaling like a child who has never used a hand brake before...
Sophistication. Was she sophisticated enough to know about (C)
I don't like where this is going....
TN, what are you doing?
TN, STAHP! This man needs to be replaced.
Dude is literally speaking for all of Congress saying that they exempted themselves from the law. I wish someone would speak up...
Mr. Duncan for TN, please turn this around...
110 emails with CI - Sent or received
Attorney's wiped devices to prevent recovery
Thousands of emails discovered having not been turned over
Maybe they missed them when going through emails.
Ignorantia juris non excusat
"ignorance of the law excuses not"
Did she know she had no authority to have the server in her basement - Yes
Did she know she would be receiving CI - Yes
6/30 Lynch and Clinton tarmac meeting
7/2 Hillary interviewed by FBI
7/5 Comey recommends no prosecution
7/6 Lynch closes case
Less than a week...
Mica requests the 302s for the record
He's complaining about up-classing and wants to work on processes for it.
It was supposed to be treated as a non-paper. Essentially stripping the document of CI, but the information was not stripped.
Hillary: If they can't, turn into non-paper with no identifying heading and send non-secure.
During the interview, she claimed that she meant to make it into a non-classified document by removing CI.
Chaffetz claims Comey is generous his acceptance of the explanation. I assume that's due to the numerous lies.
Comey doesn't recall any uncleared individuals having access. Despite Brian Pagliano who was running the server....
Chaffetz asks how many uncleared individuals had access to the server containing CI.
That's a lot of individuals without requisite security clearance that could view/retrieve CI from the server.
Comey: "They did not"
Let me get this straight... The FBI allowed uncleared individuals to peruse the system to retrieve "personal" emails. Have you lost your fucking minds?
Comey: "Oh yeah. Sure."
Okay, so why was it allowed?.... This investigation has been botched from the beginning.
So, what's the consequence? Hillary gave instruction to uncleared individuals to search her email for anything personal before turning email over.
So, it happened, but no consequences? The attorneys don't work for the government. They can't be fired. What's going to happen?
"If they acted with criminal intent"
Charles McCullough (Intel Comm IG at the ODNI)
All witnesses sworn in. Affirmative entered into record.