Remarkable revelations have emerged from the testimony of FBI head James Comey outlining the fact that Hillary Clinton did not administer a sworn oath to tell the truth during her 3-4 hour questioning over the email scandal, nor was the interview recorded or filmed.
Comey dropped the revelations during a four and a half hour House hearing on Thursday.
Comey was grilled by House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who asked the FBI head directly whether Clinton told the truth during the meeting.
Comey replied that he had “no basis to conclude” that Hillary was untruthful during the interview, but admitted that he was not one of the interviewers.
“I don’t think the agents assessed she was evasive,” Comey said.
The response prompted Chaffetz to ask whether the FBI had concluded that Hillary had lied to Congress regarding dissemination of classified material.
It’s “Still a crime to lie to us,” Chaffetz noted.
The FBI director said that he could not answer the question because investigators have not examined the transcript of Clinton’s congressional testimony, adding that that they would need to receive it from Congress.
“You’ll have one,” Chaffetz told Comey. “You’ll have one in the next few hours.”
When Comey revealed that it is not FBI policy to record interviews as part of investigations, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) told the FBI head “Well, that’s a problem.”
FBI regulations state that except for rare circumstances “Under the current policy, agents may not electronically record confessions or interviews, openly or surreptitiously.”
Congressional leaders are asking for the transcript of Hillary’s meeting with investigators to be made public.
“It’s pretty clear … that the American people would like to see what Hillary Clinton said to the FBI,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday.
Chaffetz also intimated that Comey and the FBI went easy on Hillary because of her political standing.
“There is a legitimate concern that there is a double standard,” Chaffetz said.
“If your name isn’t Clinton or you’re not part of the powerful elite, Lady Justice will act differently.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) called the situation a “double-track justice system.”
“If you are a private in the Army and you email yourself classified information, you will be kicked out. But if you are Hillary Clinton and you seek a promotion to commander in chief, you will not be,” Gowdy said.
“I understand why people are confused by the whole discussion. I get that,” Comey replied. “But you know what would be a double standard? If she were prosecuted for gross negligence.” he remarked.
“That would be celebrity-hunting. That would be treating this person differently than John Doe.” the FBI head suggested.
Chaffetz concluded that he is ‘mystified’ by the outcome of Comey’s FBI investigation.
“I have defended your integrity, every step of the way. I stand by that. But I am mystified and I am confused because you listen to your fact pattern and come to the conclusion that there is no consequence,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t know how to explain that.”
The full house hearing can be viewed below:
Clinton will appear today in Pennsylvania, where she is scheduled to address the shooting of multiple police officers in Dallas.
Hillary tweeted Thursday that “America woke up to yet another tragedy of a life cut down too soon. Black Lives Matter.”
America woke up to yet another tragedy of a life cut down too soon. Black Lives Matter. #PhilandoCastile -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com