Lisa Page stated in her closed door testimony, which was released yesterday, that the FBI wanted to charge Clinton with gross negligence but when they told the DOJ that, the DOJ came back and said no. The reasoning was the same that we’ve heard before, that the statue is vague. Page stated during questioning that the FBI took that as an order. Page said Comey and the FBI spoke with DOJ about a gross negligence charge for Clinton multiple times, but that the DOJ consistently pushed back on it. “We had multiple conversations with the Justice Department about bringing a gross negligence charge. And that’s, as I said, the advice that we got from the Department was that they did not think — that it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable,” she said. Ratcliffe asked if the decision not to charge Clinton with gross negligence was a direct order from the DOJ. “When you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to,’” he said. Page responded: “That’s correct.” I haven’t had time to read the entire transcript so I don’t know if this was before or after Lynch’s meeting with Bill on the tarmac. The link is to the Washington Examiner that has the transcripts. Transcripts of Lisa Page’s private testimony released It's hard to imagine if Hillary Smith, civilian servant, had been found to set up her own email server and the FBI found all that classified info on it, that the DOJ would come back and say "We don't think you should do that because that law is vague."