The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to send, receive, and store classified material concluded with FBI Director James Comey recommending that Clinton not be charged for her extremely careless mishandling of classified information. Director Comey came under fire from Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, in a series of questions that contrasted what Clinton told the American people and what the FBI found out in their investigation.
Here is a partial transcript of the exchange between Gowdy and Comey:
Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails, either sent or received. Is that true?”
Comey: “That’s not true, there were a small number of portion markings on, I think, three of the documents.”
Gowdy:”Secretary Clinton said, ‘I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email, there is no classified material.’ Was that true?”
Comey: “There was classified material emailed.”
Gowdy: “Secretary Clinton said all work-related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?”
Comey: “No, we found work-related emails, thousands, that were not returned.”
When Comey presented the findings of the FBI investigation and his recommendation, he said that no prosecutor could prove intent on the part of Clinton or her staff to break the law. Gowdy countered this statement by explaining to Comey that the questions he had just asked proved intention and consciousness of guilt.
The Political Insider reports:
During a congressional hearing with FBI director James Comey, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) ticked off a list of statements made by Hillary Clinton that were provably false, destroying the narrative that ‘no prosecutor could prove intent’ when it came to the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified information on a private server.
Gowdy repeatedly cited statements made by Clinton to the public which Comey would then confirm were false or inaccurate.
The results of the exchange were devastating, with Comey himself confirming that Hillary lied numerous times while simultaneously proving that she should have been indicted on her crimes because she intentionally handled classified materials improperly. She knew what she was doing, which is why she had to lie and cover it up.