I cannot imagine the rage that FBI Director James Comey must have flown into on Sunday after hearing Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton say that the Director had actually said that she was “truthful” about her private server!
He must have been apoplectic.
Remember, the Director went through great pains back in July to explain that while he could not recommend charges be brought against her (because he could not “prove” intent), Mrs. Clinton had acted with atrocious judgment and with horrific behavior by choosing to use a private server.
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While Comey exonerated Clinton legally speaking, he provided huge amounts of fodder that could badly hamstring her in the court of public opinion.
Most importantly, Comey said that the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton’s server that were classified at the time they were sent or received…
It’s hard to read Comey’s statement as anything other than a wholesale rebuke of the story Clinton and her campaign team have been telling ever since the existence of her private email server came to light in the spring of 2015. She did send and receive classified emails. The setup did leave her — and the classified information on the server — subject to a possible foreign hack. She and her team did delete emails as personal that contained professional information.
Then just one day later, Comey would tell Congress that yes, Clinton had either lied or said things that were untrue on more than one occasion while speaking to Congress and the media.
So these words from Clinton are a truly stunning display of stones.
Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.
I was communicating with over 300 people in my e-mailing. They certainly did not believe and had no reason to believe that what they were sending was classified.