Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHollywood stars make political statements with Oscars fashion Live coverage: Stars get political at Oscars 5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars MORE might deserve criminal penalties for her private email server.
Jindal added that Clinton’s use of a personal storage device at the State Department might have exposed sensitive national intelligence to malicious third parties.
“She’s literally one email away from going to jail,” Jindal said. “What I fear is that maybe we’ll have to go to the Chinese and the Russians to actually see her emails.
“What’s clear is this — if a private in the military had done what they’re accused of doing, there would be real consequences,” added Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate.
Jindal then argued that Clinton is part of a political establishment that views itself as outside legal rules and regulations.
“I think the real issue here is that she’s not above the law,” he said of the former secretary of State.
“She shouldn’t be above the law,” Jindal said. “There shouldn’t be a different set of rules for our elected leaders than for the rest of us.”
“I think the bigger issue here, the bigger scandal here, is the fact that Hillary Clinton seems to think, ‘What difference does it make?' ” he said. “I don’t think we should get distracted by others.”
Clinton announced earlier this month that she was turning over her private email server and its backup thumb drive to Justice Department investigators.
Voter concerns over her technology set-up at State have quickly turned into a campaign issue during the 2016 presidential race.
Clinton’s support is now gradually eroding across multiple national polls amid worries over her transparency and trustworthiness.
She remains the current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year, however, despite the controversy.