Former NYC Mayor and federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNBC and revealed some things that give more reason for Americans to raise their eyebrows at the decision of FBI Director James Comey not to make a prosecution recommendation to the Department of Justice against Hillary Clinton.
Giuliani said, “I am shocked at his conclusion for two reasons. First of all, he actually clearly concluded that she violated 18 United States Code 793 when he said she was extremely negligent. That statute doesn’t require intent. It just requires gross negligence. And gross negligence is described by judges in their charge as extremely negligent.”
Giuliani continued saying, “I don’t know how he can possibly avoid Section 793, Subsection F, which says — in pertinent part — ‘Whoever being entrusted with or having lawful possession of any document relating to the national defense, through gross negligence, permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both,’”.
“She clearly did that,” Giuliani concluded. “There is no doubt.”
As Giuliani spoked about proving intent, “Jim knows that we usually prove intent through circumstantial evidence. The circumstances of extreme negligence, over and over and over again, is the best proof of intent. Also, her destruction of 34,000 emails also proves intent.”
“People have been charged under these statutes for far less than this, and it’s going to be almost impossible in the future for the FBI to justify a charge under any of these statutes,” Giuliani said.
“So I don’t know what Jim is doing.”
Hear Rudy Giuliani’s comments here…
Former prosecutor & NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani: “Shocked” at FBI director Comey’s conclusion in Clinton e-mail probe pic.twitter.com/3HLxmkVjRD
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