Clinton Spokesman Called Out for Incomplete Investigation of His Boss

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Brian Fallon, the press secretary for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, was called out by Bloomberg's Mark Halperin on Thursday for defending the FBI investigation of Clinton.

Halperin asked Fallon about how thorough of an investigation the FBI and FBI Director James Comey had completed. Halperin pointed out that FBI did not read every email sent to them by Clinton and he asked Fallon if the Clinton campaign misrepresented the thoroughness of the investigation.

"I think the search was pretty darn complete. In addition to looking at headers and doing keyword searches for a wide range of terms that would capture any work related correspondence, they did read a large number of them," Fallon said.

"But Brian, I'm sorry, the proof is in the pudding," Halperin said. "Reading a large number of them is not the same as reading all of them and according to the FBI, they missed a lot which weren't handed over, meaning the record wasn't complete."

Fallon then pointed out Comey's statement that there was no evidence found that Clinton had any intent to conceal emails from them. Halperin called Fallon out on this point.

"It's not a matter of trying to conceal, it's a matter of a responsibility to the public to leave behind a complete record," Halperin said. "She chose not to do that when she left the Department."

Halperin challenged Fallon again as to the thoroughness of the investigation, which Fallon defended by stating how many pages of emails were involved. Halperin ended the segment with one last dig at the Clinton campaign.

"They did a fine job, but an incomplete job and short of what they were responsible for and short of what you all represented," Halperin said.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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