When leaking classified information, when did “intent” ever become a required element?
When Clintoon was being almost looked at, I thought I saw someone post the law in question, and intent was not involved in guilt or innocence. People with access to classified information are trained, in position to know what is classified and what is not regardless of whether it is stamped in bold letters secret or such.
Thought the law was simple. You had classified information and you lost it. Didn’t even have to be leaked - just that you improperly stored it unsecured or didn’t follow procedures pertaining to document handling (like taking them home, in a hotel room, in your car, etc) and it “could” have been taken.
If that is right, Comey’s confession of handing documents to his friend, with no security clearance, would be an open / shut case. He should be nailed to the wall on this. Then, get him on more later until he is serving 600 years.
That’s right, “intent” is a fact for a jury to decide. Prosecution presents evidence but it the jury’s job to make that kind of determination.
When leaking classified information, when did intent ever become a required element?
More than this. The memos where FBI property (work product). He stole work product property besides knowing that they were considered classified (just not officially). He was the director of the FBI he knew taking the memos was theft and new the that they would be classified secret. He also wanted the release of the stolen memos to be the start of a soft coup.
The people saying we’re better are deluding themselves. He should have been charged. We’re cowards. Barr is friends with Mueller (Comey’s friend). Nothing will be done except low hanging fruit.