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Ex-NSA Lawyer: Clinton Aides Can Be Punished

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 06:30 PM

A former National Security Agency lawyer thinks there's a chance some of Hillary Clinton's former state department aides could face disciplinary measures if they were involved in Clinton's email scandal.

Susan Hennessey, a Brookings Institution fellow and the managing editor of the Lawfare blog, told NPR someone could lose his or her job over security matters.

"It would not be unusual for someone to lose their security clearance. And it would not be unusual for someone to lose their employment based on that kind of activity," Hennessey said.

"It's possible that they will face some kind of administrative sanction. That will be up to the discretion of the state department."

Hennessy did caution against government agencies coming down too harsh on individuals involved in security breach cases.

"If an individual agency is viewed as being too harsh firing people, that can create a situation in which employees are afraid to disclose that a breach has occurred," she said. "And that can actually lead to a worse situation."

FBI Director James Comey answered questions on Capitol Hill Thursday as lawmakers seek more information about the Clinton case and why Comey decided to not recommend charges be brought against Clinton.

Republicans grilled the director for hours, while Democrats largely tried to defend him.

Republicans are now pushing for Clinton to be investigated for perjury after she lied under oath during at a congressional hearing regarding her private email setup.

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