Hillary Clinton’s Press Sec. Falsely Claims She Didn’t Lie To Congress

• July 7, 2016 7:16 pm


Brian Fallon, the press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, falsely said Thursday on CNN that the presumptive Democratic nominee did not lie to Congress about the classification of emails on her private server during her tenure as secretary of state.

Host Wolf Blitzer questioned Fallon about FBI Director James Comey’s testimony earlier in the day about his agency’s investigation into Clinton’s private server. The House Oversight Committee questioned Comey for nearly four and a half hours.

"[Rep.] Jason Chaffetz asked the FBI Director today if Secretary Clinton lied during her sworn testimony before the Benghazi Committee in Congress when she said, in her words, ‘there was nothing marked classified on my emails either sent or received,’" Blitzer said. "Did she lie to Congress?"

"Of course not," Fallon responded.

The FBI concluded during its investigation that Clinton did in fact have 110 emails with classified material on her private server that were sent or received on 52 email chains.

"The statements that she made to the FBI, you did hear the director characterize his view of her statements that she made in her interview that occurred last Saturday, and he said they had no basis to believe that she misled or lied to the FBI," Fallon said.

"The statements that she made to the FBI were perfectly consistent with what she said in public all along," he added.

Comey told lawmakers Thursday that Clinton’s handling of classified information over her emails "was the definition of carelessness, of negligence."