Washington, DC –Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today questioned FBI Director James Comey on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Comey’s testimony included the statement that he did not believe that the FBI’s “investigation established that [Clinton] was actually particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information and the levels and the treatment."

DeSantis issued the following statement: "Director Comey acknowledged that an FBI employee who treated classified information with extreme carelessness would be subject to termination, revocation of security clearance and be barred from future employment in a national security position.  He also testified that Secretary Clinton lacked 'sophistication' about classified information, which was stunning given that she headed the State Department and was herself an original classification authority.  While I disagree with Director Comey's legal conclusion, and believe that Secretary Clinton's gross negligence harmed our national security, It is clear that the FBI investigation revealed damning information about Clinton's conduct in office and demonstrated that she has repeatedly made false statements to the public regarding classified information on her private server."

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