The FBI may once again investigate Hillary Clinton on whether she lied under oath about her private email servers.
While the House Oversight Committee grilled FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, House Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clinton likely lied to Congress under oath when she claimed “there was nothing marked classified” in her emails, either “sent or received.”
“Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?” Chaffetz asked Comey.
“Sure do,” the FBI director replied.
“You’ll have one,” Chaffetz said. “You’ll have one in the next few hours.”
When testifying before the Benghazi Select Committee in Oct. 2015, Clinton said under oath “there was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received,” a statement the FBI exposed as patently false.
“From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” Comey stated in a July 5 press release. “Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification.”
“Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were ‘up-classified’ to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.”
Clinton also told the media she didn’t send classified e-mails over her private servers, which reveals that what she told Congress wasn’t just a “slip of the tounge” but rather a coordinated narrative.
“Here’s the cut to the chase facts: I did not send or receive any emails marked classified at the time,” she said during the March 9 Democratic debate.
At a press conference a day later, she said the following:
I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.
She also told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on May 8 that “there was never any material marked classified that was sent or received by me” and she said “I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified” on NBC’s Meet the Press on July 3, only a few days before the FBI refuted the claims.