Originally posted by FreakyKBH
He said she was "extremely careless."
I don't know that there is a legal distinction between the two, as Comey cited not indicting her on the basis of being unable to determine intent...
I covered this in a thread 4 months ago but it doesn't seem to have sunk into the craniums of the right wingers here (nothing that clashes with their preconceived ideas based on their ideological preferences every seems to). I suppose I'll have to dig up the relevant post AGAIN.
EDIT: It is discussed in the "No indictment!" thread. My post on p. 5 is the short version:
From Comey's statement:
In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.
Nor is "carelessness" even "extreme carelessness" equal to "gross negligence". Criminal gross negligence has the requirement that the disregard be "willful" and also that there be a gross deviation from a reasonable standard of care. There is no evidence of "willfulness" and prior Secretaries of State also used private e-mail accounts.
Unbiased legal experts have said for months that this was not a case that was going to lead to any criminal charges.
EDIT2: For clarification, the paragraph starting with "In looking back" is from Comey's statement; the rest is my contribution.