The Washington Post once again called out Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s claims that the FBI confirmed the FBI confirmed all of her public comments have “been consistent and truthful with what I’ve told them.” Hillary responded today by saying she “short-circuited” over response:
“That’s really the bottom line here. And I have said during the interview and many other occasions over the past months, that what I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly,” Clinton explained Friday. “So I may have short-circuited it and for that, I, you know, will try to clarify because I think, you know, Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other because of course, he could only talk to what I had told the FBI and I appreciated that.”
— POLITICO (@politico) August 5, 2016
NO, HILLARY. Even the FBI couldn’t confirm if your public remarks were “truthful:”
Clinton continues to twist this statement by Comey into a line that suggests the FBI declared that her public remarks on the email issues were truthful. But Comey repeatedly refused to confirm that when pressed by lawmakers: “That’s a question I’m not qualified to answer. I can speak about what she said to the FBI.”
This is from The Washington Post. Yes, THE WASHINGTON POST, who has shot down her claims at least three times before. We need to take her word for it even though she’s bungled this THREE TIMES before. It’s taken FOUR times for her to clarify? Another thing: No one recorded the FBI interview.
This is what she said to Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace:
“That’s not what I heard Director Comey say … Director Comey said that my answers were truthful and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails,” she said.
No, ma’am. This is what Comey said:
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails either sent or received. Was that true?
COMEY: That’s not true.
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.
Stop lying, ma’am.
Comey told Congress that his agents “have no bases to conclude she lied to the FBI.” The FBI. He never once mentioned her PUBLIC statements.
But that’s not the whole story. When House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked whether Clinton had lied to the American public, Comey dodged: “That’s a question I’m not qualified to answer. I can speak about what she said to the FBI.”
At another point, Comey told Congress: “I really don’t want to get in the business of trying to parse and judge her public statements. And so I think I’ve tried to avoid doing that sitting here. … What matters to me is what did she say to the FBI. That’s obviously first and foremost for us.”
As Glenn Kessler said, Hillary “is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server. This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation.”
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