If previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had leading secret information on her personal email server, there is no lack of precedent under the current administration indicating what could take place.

The most typical frame of reference– the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus– is far from the only example of the Obama administration prosecuting federal government authorities– generally lower and midlevel federal government officials– for mishandling classified information under arrangements of the Espionage Act, which can bring sentences of up to 10 years imprisonment for the most severe offenses, though usually involve fines.