Chaffetz: I'll Ask Comey the Difference Between 'Careless' and 'Negligent'
FBI Director James Comey has been called to testify Thursday morning before House lawmakers to defend his recommendation that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges for using a private email server as secretary of state.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said he's looking forward to asking Comey why Clinton should not be charged despite him saying that she was "extremely careless" with classified materials.
Many have argued over the past 24 hours, including Rudy Giuliani, that there is little to no difference between extreme carelessness and violating federal law by being grossly negligent with top-secret information.
"I would really like to know the difference between carelessness and negligence," Chaffetz said on America's Newsroom today.
"His decision is different than I would come to," he added.
Chaffetz said that the statute does not state that a person must show intent when possibly mishandling classified information.
He also said that Comey "dispelled" many of Clinton's past statements about her email server.
Chaffetz called on the FBI to release information from the investigation, including the transcript of their interview with Mrs. Clinton.
He said lawmakers will also be looking into whether the law is being properly applied or whether the laws on handling classified information should be updated.
Watch the interview above.