Woodhouse: Judgments That Clinton Is Lying Are Based on Opinion

August 2, 2016

Brad Woodhouse, the president of Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary Clinton group, said Tuesday on CNN that judgments on whether Clinton lied about her emails were based on opinion, not fact.

Host Alisyn Camerota mentioned that the Washington Post gave Clinton four pinocchios, their highest rating for a case of someone not telling the truth, for her statement to Fox News’ Chris Wallace that FBI Director James Comey said she was truthful about her email scandal. Camerota then asked Woodhouse to explain the Post’s fact check.

"We are really dancing on the end of a linguistic pin here," Woodhouse said. "I mean, there is a difference between what he [Comey] says she should have known about 110 emails and between what she says she actually felt or believed."

"She believed that these 110 emails that were referenced in the fact checker, in the Washington Post fact checker, that were emailed to her by 300 different people at the State Department, she believed they were not classified," Woodhouse continued. "They weren’t marked as classified, Alisyn."

"Director Comey says that she should have known, but she is honest with respect to what she believed at the time," he added. "This is actually in some ways a matter of opinion. The FBI is looking back a year later, or years later."

A senior adviser to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, was also on air and responded that the law about handling classified information does not care about anyone’s opinion.