That's a great question, Jim!How often have we been told that we are a Nation under the "Rule of Law," one in which one’s status and station in life SHOULD NOT AND DOES NOT determine whether one is bound to obey the law? How often has the Patriotic Chorus elevated this distinguishing feature of America over third world tyrannies and tinpot dictatorships? THE Rule of Law. The RULE of Law. The Rule of LAW. THE RULE OF LAW. In fact, under the Rule of Law, only a jury can decide whether Hillary Clinton is more of a Bozo the Clown in the handling of sensitive government information, or more of an Insane Clown and her Posse. Indeed, in a case of such serious political consequence, the wise approach would be for the Department of Justice to present the case to a grand jury. True enough, a grand jury, as is sometimes said, could be convinced to indict a ham sandwich, if a prosecutor were inclined to prosecute comestibles. The risk of damage to the reputations of the FBI and the Department of Justice – in a case already described as presenting evidence of EXTREME CARELESSNESS – the only wise move of astute prosecutors would be to ask a grand jury to decide whether there was probable cause to believe that Clinton's EXTREME CARELESSNESS equated with GROSS NEGLIGENCE. Then, even if a grand jury concluded that Clinton's EXTREME CARELESSNESS satisfied the statutory prohibition of GROSS NEGLIGENCE, it would remain for a trial jury to decide the exact same question to the certainty commonly called "beyond reasonable doubt." Frankly, it seems suspect for FBI Director Comey to be in such a rush to proclaim the EXTREME CARELESSNESS of Clinton and her staff and just as suddenly to doubt that a prosecutable offense had been discovered.
"If a bag of apples were left in a street for a short time without a person to guard it, it would most certainly not be more than ordinary neglect. But if the bag were of jewels or of gold, such conduct would be gross negligence. In short care and diligence are to be proportioned to the value of the goods, and the temptation and facility of stealing them and the danger of losing them."
"If a bag of old newspapers were left in a street for a short time without a person to guard it, it would most certainly not be more than ordinary neglect. But if the bag were of top secret documents and classified information, such conduct would be gross negligence. In short care and diligence are to be proportioned to the value of the goods, and the temptation and facility of stealing them and the danger of losing them."I think that helps to clarify what is GROSS NEGLIGENCE in the Clinton Email Server Affair, leaving me with just one question:
How is it that FBI Director Comey doesn’t get it?