Hillary Clinton is still lying about her emails, saying that FBI Director James Comey said she told the truth about her them. Well, she’s shading. He said he saw no reason to think she didn’t tell the truth to the FBI. The American people? Another story entirely.
From the Washignton Post fact-checking on Clinton, which gave her the highest rating for dishonesty, “Four Pinocchios”:
Clinton 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
For instance, when Clinton asserts “my answers were truthful,” a campaign aide said she is referring to this statement by Comey to Congress: “We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.”
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.”
As for retroactive classification of emails, Comey did say many emails were retroactively classified. But he also said that some emails were classified at the time — and Clinton and her aides should have been aware of that.
Here’s how Comey put it in his lengthy statement when he announced the completion of the investigation: “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Comeys remarks were a damning indictment about Clinton’s harboring of classified information on a private email server. Were she not running for president, she’s be facing prosecution.