The Republican Party released an ad on Tuesday lambasting Hillary Clinton for what they call her top five lies she told about her private email server that were refuted by FBI Director James Comey in his statement the same day.
The ad, titled a "Tale of Two Conferences," shows highlights of Clinton’s press conference at the United Nations on March 10, 2015, in which she defended her exclusive use of the private server while serving as secretary of state.
The ad starts off with Comey stating how "careless" Clinton and her aides were in handling classified information with their email use.
Clinton’s first lie, according to the ad, was her claim that it would be easier to just carry one device for convenience.
"I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails, instead of two," Clinton said.
The ad then shows Comey on Tuesday saying that Clinton’s statement is not true.
"Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department," he said. "She also used numerous mobile devices to send and to read emails on that personal domain."
The ad continues to splice together clips of Clinton at the UN press conference, followed by Comey refuting her claims during his statement on Tuesday.
Clinton’s second claim relates to her thoroughness identifying work-related emails to send to the State Department.
"We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work related emails and deliver them to the State Department and provided all my emails that could possibly be work related," she said.
Comey said the FBI investigation found this not to be the case.
"The FBI also discovered several thousand work related emails that were not among the group of thirty thousand emails returned by Secretary Clinton," he said.
Clinton’s next statement was that she did not email any classified information "to anyone."
Comey disputed this claim, citing that there were 110 emails in 52 email chains that contained classified information found on her server.
The fourth claim she made about her server was that she took the proper precautions to ensure there were no security breeches into her emails.
"It had numerous safeguards," she said. "It was on property, guarded by the Secret Service and there were no security breeches."
Comey said Tuesday it is possible that adversaries like Russia or North Korea hacked into Clinton’s emails.
"We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private, commercial email accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account," he said.
Clinton also said that she did not delete any government related emails from her personal account.
"To conduct the thorough investigation was to air on the side of providing anything that could be possibly viewed as work related," she said.
Comey said that Clinton deleted emails and that the FBI had to confiscate the devices to clean them out to get everything the former secretary of state did not surrender.
"They deleted all emails they did not produce to State and the lawyers then cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery," he said.
The ad ends with President Barack Obama saying that he does not believe Clinton’s server posed a threat to national security.
This is followed by a clip of Comey disagreeing.
"She also used her personal email account extensively while outside the United States, to include sending and receiving work related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries," he said.
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