President Donald J. Trump is pulling no punches when it comes to disgraced former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The President spoke in no uncertain terms on Monday when he claimed the former 2016 presidential candidate lied during an interview with the FBI.
“I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI,” said Trump. “Nothing happened to her.”
Is the President correct in his assertion that Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI? Well, let’s take a look at the facts, shall we?
Throughout the 2016 presidential election, Clinton asserted that there was absolutely, positively nothing improper about her use of a private email server.
“I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received,” Clinton emphatically told reporters in 2015.
Well, former FBI Director James Comey announced in July 2016 the findings of an investigation into her use of a private server. The mainstream media drew attention to inconsistencies between what Clinton claimed and what the FBI actually found.
Among these inconsistencies, agencies identified more than 110 emails that were classified at the time they were sent. “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system,” Comey said.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reviewed notes of Clinton’s interview with the FBI and found more cautious, vague statements from Clinton than those that she actually made in public.
Hmmm… sounds like Hillary was choosing her words very, very carefully.
Rather than declaring in specific terms that no classified emails were on her system, the FBI concluded that “Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system.”
That seems pretty legalistic, doesn’t it?
Although Comey chose not to pursue an indictment against former Secretary of State Clinton, there are critics who believe some of her statements at the time were demonstrably false. For example, she told the FBI that she used a private server as a matter of convenience and denied using the server to avoid federal records requirements.
Under the False Statements Act, a prosecutor would not only have to demonstrate Clinton lied, but also show she did so “knowingly and willfully.”
From where it stands today, that’s seems like a pretty easy case to make in light of these facts. Where is Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice on this issue?
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