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After Mishandling Top Secret Info, Hillary Clinton Could Lose Security Clearance

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Video Transcript: MICHAEL MCCAUL: Well the FBI director said she exercised extreme carelessness in her handling of classified information so we simply introduced a bill, legislation that if you exercise extreme carelessness, rather than gross negligence, your security clearance will be revoked or any application will be denied. It's just as simple as that. I think it sends a strong message out there to the community who do hold security clearances as to what the standard really is. The Chair for the House Committee on Homeland Security Michael McCaul said Mrs. Clinton is getting preferential treatment as the Democratic nominee. MCCAUL: If Mrs. Clinton was still in the State Department, she would have been not only reprimanded, her security clearance most likely revoked and we possibly would be talking about her termination from the State Department as secretary rather than her coronation now as the nominee for the Democratic Party. She compromised - as the FBI director said - possibly some of the top most sensitive programs in the federal government. So you have the top diplomat possibly compromising classified information to our top adversaries. I find that deeply disturbing. It is - with my judgment - gross negligence. And I think she put national security at stake here. House Speaker Paul Ryan quoted FBI Director James Comey's own words that she should lose her clearance. RYAN: James Comey, when he laid out the laundry list of things that she had done wrong - basically shredding the case she had been making for herself all year long - then said, after not saying that he was going to press charges or file an indictment, that usually, what's in order here where somebody mishandles classified evidence so much, that there's administrative justice. There's administrative action that occurs after a person like that. That means that person who's proven to mishandle such sensitive information should be denied future access to that information.