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CNN’s Sciutto: A Lower-Level State Dept Official Who Treated Classified Info Like Hillary Would Face Administrative, If Not Legal Penalties


While guest-hosting “AC360” on Friday, CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto stated, “this is a fair point, if an average person, a lower-level person at the State Department treated classified information this way there would at least be administrative penalties, we know that, if not legal penalties.”

Sciutto said, “During the flap about Donald Trump’s comments, seemingly tempting Second Amendment people to take the law into their own hands, a lot of folks said, listen, if an average person said that, they’d be — the Secret Service would sit down and talk to them, but on this — this is a fair point, if an average person, a lower-level person at the State Department treated classified information this way there would at least be administrative penalties, we know that, if not legal penalties.”

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