Comey: ‘It Would Be Negligent’ To Keep Classified Info On An Inadequately Secured Private Device

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During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that “it would be negligent” for a person to keep classified information on inadequately secured private devices. Comey was asked, “One, a reasonable person would not have compromised classified information by keeping that information on inadequately secured private devices. In other words, such a person would be viewed as unreasonable, and unsuitable for any position in our government that included any responsibility for handling and protecting classified information. Would you agree?” He answered, “I would agree it would be negligent. I can’t prejudge a suitability determination. But it would definitely be stared at very hard.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett