Two U.S. House committee chairmen are moving forward with their case against Hillary Clinton, and they are claiming that the Democrat presidential nominee committed perjury in front of Congress.
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Channing Phillips, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, making a strong case that Hillary committed perjury.
In their letter, the House Committee chairmen began by stating how FBI Director James Comey directly contradicted statements made by Hillary Clinton while she was under oath regarding her private email server:
“On August 2, 2016, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik confirmed that you received the Committees’ request for an investigation regarding certain statements made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her testimony before Congress and will ‘take appropriate action as necessary. To assist the investigation, this letter identifies several pieces of Secretary Clinton’s testimony that appear to implicate 18 U.S.C. §§1621 and 1001 the criminal statutes that prohibit perjury and false statements, respectively. The evidence collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony, which are described in greater detail below.”
The House Republicans revealed at least four specific times where Hillary lied under oath by digging into her past testimony on the Benghazi hearing late last year:
“During a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on October 22, 2015, Secretary Clinton testified with respect to (1) whether she sent or received emails that were marked classified at the time; (2) whether her attorneys reviewed each of the emails on her personal email system; (3) whether there was one, or more servers that stored work-related emails during her time as Secretary of State; and (4) whether she provided all her work-related emails to the Department of State. Although there may be other aspects of Secretary Clinton’s sworn testimony that are at odds with the FBI’s findings, her testimony in those four areas bears specific scrutiny in light of the facts and evidence FBI Director James Comey described in his public statement on July 5, 2016 and in testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 7, 2016.”
The first point Chaffetz and Goodlatte touch on is the fact that Hillary swore to Congress she never sent nor received classified emails on her private server.
The House Republicans then continued, quoting Hillary’s exact testimony:
“[M]any Americans have no idea how the classification process works. And therefore I wanted to make it clear that there is a system within our government, certainly within the State Department . . . where material that is thought to be classified is marked such, so that people have the opportunity to know how they are supposed to be handling those materials . . . and that’s why it became clearer, I believe, to say that nothing was marked classified at the time I sent or received it.”
Of course, the FBI Director has already revealed to Congress that Hillary outright lied and had sent and received classified emails. The FBI had found several emails that “bore the markings indicating the presence of classified information.”
Director Comey specifically stated that,
“There was classified material emailed…In the one involving ‘top secret’ information, Secretary Clinton not only received but also sent emails that talked about the same subject.”
Hook. Line. And sinker.
The second claim of perjury talks about Hillary claiming that her lawyers did read all of her emails. The FBI found out Clinton had lied and her legal team did not read all of her messages.
The third account of perjury relates to the number of private email servers Clinton was using, which she told Congress was one. However, the FBI revealed Hillary was actually using several emails servers.
The fourth and final account of perjury was when Hillary Clinton told Congress that she had turned over all work-related emails to the State Department.
Again, the FBI’s investigation found this was not true. Instead, “several thousand work-related emails were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014,” according to the FBI.
Hillary Clinton lied.
There’s no contesting that fact.
And House Republicans are determined to hold her accountable.
Let’s see if Hillary and her cronies can wiggle their way out of this scandal.
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