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Andrew McCarthy: FBI Rewrote Federal Law to Free Hillary

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Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016 03:37 PM

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says the FBI let Hillary Clinton off scot-free from charges relating to the use of a private email server by essentially changing federal law.

Writing in National Review, McCarthy says the agency added an "intent element" to a law that otherwise would have certainly called for Clinton's prosecution.

"In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense," McCarthy writes.

"The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing.

"The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence."

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Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says the FBI let Hillary Clinton off scot-free from charges relating to the use of a private email server by essentially changing federal law.
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