• Hillary Email Scandal: Clinton Takes Lying To A Whole New Level

    From Nancy Pelosi Is Also Guilty@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 5 06:18:19 2017
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    2016 Election: Maybe it's because she has gotten away with it
    for so long, but Hillary Clinton seems to get more brazen in her
    mendacity as she gets closer to the White House. Case in point
    is her interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News over the weekend.

    At one point, Wallace asks Clinton about claims she made about
    her use of a private, unsecured email server while secretary of
    state, which the FBI investigation determined were completely

    Wallace shows clips where Clinton says things like: "I did not
    email any classified material to anyone," and "I never sent nor
    received any information that was classified at the time," and
    "I had not sent classified material nor received anything marked

    Note the subtle change in language between the first and last
    claim, which Clinton had to modify after thousands of emails
    turned up that the State Department determined to contain
    classified information.

    But it was all a lie. As FBI Director James Comey pointed out at
    his press briefing, out of the 30,000 emails Clinton turned
    over, 110 contain "classified information at the time they were
    sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information
    that was Top Secret at the time they were sent." (Emphasis

    Among the thousands of work emails Clinton failed to turn over --
    despite her repeated statements that she had turned over
    everything -- "three were classified at the time they were sent
    or received."

    When Comey testified at a Congressional hearing about his
    findings, Rep. Trey Gowdy asked him point-blank where Clinton
    was being truthful in her claims. "That's not true," he said.

    So what was Clinton's response when Wallace confronted her with
    her own quotes, as well as Comey's statement?

    "Director Comey said my answers were truthful," she told Wallace.

    Let that sink in for a minute.

    Her lie was so blatant that even the Washington Post's in-house
    fact checker awarded Clinton "Four Pinocchios" -- aka "whoppers."

    In her interview with Wallace, Clinton went on to blame the 300
    people she emailed with, some of whom, she said, "made the wrong
    call" when it came to handling classified material.

    But Comey had blown up that defense as well, saying at his press
    briefing that she and anyone in her position "should have known
    that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation,"
    adding that "even if information is not marked 'classified' in
    an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject
    matter is classified are still obligated to protect it."

    In other words, one of those people who "made the wrong call"
    was Clinton herself, since she authored some of the classified
    emails she sent from her unsecured private email server, and
    should have known better. Her statement to Wallace that "I take
    classification seriously" looks like just another lie.

    Clinton defenders will no doubt respond to this by saying that
    "At this point, what difference does it make?" The FBI let
    Clinton off the hook. Only her Clinton-hating Republicans
    critics won't let it go.

    But criminal or not, Clinton's actions when she was secretary of
    state -- and her lies and obfuscations about it since -- are
    about judgment, honesty and trustworthiness, which are baseline
    qualifications for being president.

    As she demonstrated again over the weekend, Clinton glaringly
    lacks any of these qualities.

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/hillary-email- scandal-clinton-takes-lying-to-a-whole-new-level/

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