WASHINGTON, July 7 2016 – Testifying before a House Committee on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey went into the specific details of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and why the FBI recommended no prosecution.
Director Comey told the committee that Hillary Clinton was not under oath, when interviewed by the FBI, saying he needed Congress to first approve that directive.
Comey told the committee that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Hillary Clinton’s sending of classified material via email, was willful.
Democrats on the committee called the hearing “political theater” that was intended only to drag the email story a bit longer through the news cycle.
But under specific questioning, including questioning by Republican Rep Trey Gowdy, Director Comey went through the statements made by Secretary Clinton over this issue, and where her statements proved to be false.
REP GOWDY (R) QUESTIONS DIRECTOR COMEY
The committee hearing was highly partisan in nature, with Republicans questioning the decision not to seek prosecution over Sec Clinton’s use of a private email server, and questioning by Republican members as to why setting up a private email server did not constitute “intent” on Sec Clinton’s part.
REP BUCK (R) QUESTIONS DIRECTOR COMEY
Comey testified he did not have a private email server in his house, and anyone within the FBI who used a private email server to receive or transmit FBI materials would in all likelihood, be fired.
Comey also admitted that, while unknown, it was very possible that hostile nations could have hacked Sec Clinton’s emails, and read classified materials.
When asked, Director Comey testified that he gave NO consideration to politics, nor the political campaign, in his decision to not recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton.