In July, former FBI director James Comey decided not to bring up charges against Hillary Clinton for the misuse of her email servers at her private home in Chappaqua, NY. Despite a large public plea and campaign to bring justice against Clinton, Comey then decided that her actions were not “grossly negligent” enough to warrant trial.
However, with the recent firing of James Comey, President Trump has opened up the welcome mat for a new FBI director. This one will also have the power to bring up charges against Clinton. So the question remains, will they come to the same conclusion as Comey did, or will they actually do their job?
The Daily Caller also says:
He [Comey] did so on the grounds that her actions were not “grossly negligent” which, according to the Espionage Act of 1917, would necesitate prosecution against the former Secretary of State. Instead, Comey characterized her actions as “extremely careless,” when he stated: “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.”
According to Comey, there is a distinction between “gross negligence” and “extreme carelessness.” Except Webster’s Dictionary defines gross negligence as: “failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.”