FBI Director James Comey dropped a huge bombshell during a House meeting, which lead to a heated exchange with a Republican representative.
According to Politico, during the meeting, Comey confirmed that some of Hillary Clinton’s statements about her email investigation to the House Benghazi Committee in Oct. 2015 were not true.
He said that the FBI found classified information on her server even after Clinton denied that any classified material was stored there.
Rep. Trey Gowdy had to make sure he heard Comey right.
He asked Comey if Clinton lied in saying that she did not email “any classified material to anyone on my email” and “there is no classified material.”
“No, there was classified material emailed,” Comey said.
“Secretary Clinton said she used one device. Was that true?” the South Carolina Republican asked.
“She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as secretary of state,” responded Comey.
Comey even said that the FBI found thousands of work-related emails that were not turned over to the State Department as required by federal law. And, when Gowdy asked him if Clinton ever deleted work-related emails from her personal account, Comey said the following:
“We found traces of work-related emails in, on devices or in slack space. Whether they were deleted or whether when a server was changed out something happened to them, there’s no doubt that (there were) work-related emails that were removed electronically from the email system,” Comey said.
Watch the video below.
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Comey took a lot of flack for his recommendation to the Department of Justice that it should not pursue a criminal indictment against Clinton because of the unlikelihood of achieving a conviction against her.
But it is clear that the FBI Director understands that the former secretary of state is not someone who should be trusted with classified material.
Let’s hope the American people understand that as well and vote accordingly this November.