Back in October Hillary Clinton testified, under oath, before Congress. About her emails she testified:
“Well, I don’t know why he had emails I didn’t. And I don’t know why, apparently, I had emails he didn’t. And all I can tell you is that I turned over every work related email in my possession.”
And she testified that:
“nothing was marked classified at the time I sent or received it.”
Here are her public assertions.
Lying to the public is not a crime, but it is lying and speaks to her
There were a couple of masterful questioning periods during today’s hearings involving FBI Director James Comey; one by Jason Chaffetz and one by Trey Gowdy. Now, keeping in mind the above statements, here is Gowdy:
Here is the exchange:
- Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails, either sent or received. Is that true?”
- Comey: “That’s not true, there were a small number of portion markings on, I think, three of the documents.”
- Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said, ‘I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email, there is no classified material.’ Was that true?”
- Comey: “There was classified material emailed.”
- Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said she used just one device. Was that true?”
- Comey: “She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as secretary of state.”
- Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said all work-related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?”
- Comey: “No, we found work-related emails, thousands, that were not returned.”
And here is Chaffetz:
Watch as Comey dodges the “reasonable person” questions as to how someone would be treated were her name not Clinton.
Clinton did lie to Congress under oath, and Chaffetz promised a referral to the FBI for an investigation.
FBI Director James Comey told Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that he did not recall reviewing Clinton’s testimony to the House Benghazi Committee in which she declared to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that “[t]here was nothing marked classified on my e-mails, either sent or received.”
“I’m aware of that being said though,” Comey said.
Asked whether the FBI had investigated that and other relevant statements, Comey responded, “Not to my knowledge. I don’t think there’s been a referral from Congress.”
“Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?” Chaffetz asked, to which Comey responded, “Sure do.”
With a chuckle, Chaffetz said, “You’ll have one. You’ll have one in the next few hours.”
Speaking with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Comey disputed the Republican lawmaker’s assumption that Clinton was well-versed in the world of classification levels and related information.
“I don’t think that our investigation established she was actually particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information and the levels and treatment,” Comey said.
“Isn’t she an original classification authority though?” DeSantis asked, to which Comey responded, “Yes, Sir, yes, Sir.”
DeSantis exclaimed, “Good grief.”
Read this– all of it. And also remember what Comey said when asked about the Clinton Foundation.
It ain’t over.