Congressmen press DOJ to act on evidence showing Hillary willfully lied during sworn testimony
Members of the House Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee are pointing out evidence taken directly from sworn testimony which may lead to perjury charges against Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Republicans Jason Chaffetz and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte penned a letter to the US attorney for the District of Columbia presenting key pieces of information showing Clinton willfully lied during an October 22, 2015, interrogation regarding the Benghazi debacle, in which she also answered questions concerning her illegal private email server.
“The four pieces of sworn testimony by Secretary Clinton described herein are incompatible with the FBI’s findings,” the letter to US Attorney Channing D. Phillips says.
A representative for the Justice Department responded to the request on Aug. 2 saying they would “take appropriate action as necessary,” however no timeline was offered.
An accompanying video asking “Were Hillary Clinton’s Statements False?” was also recently uploaded to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Youtube channel comparing Clinton’s testimony with statements by FBI Director James Comey.
In their letter, Chaffetz and Goodlatte point out Clinton misled Congress when she said she had not handled “classified” information.
“Secretary Clinton stated ‘there was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received,’” the letter to the US attorney reads.
But Clinton’s comments are contrasted by FBI Director Comey’s July 5 announcement, in which he said a “very small number of the emails containing classified information bore the markings indicating the presence of classified information.”
Additionally, Comey stated Hillary’s lawyers “did not individually read the content of all her e-mails,” despite Clinton claiming to Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan that her team “went through every single email.”
“Contrary to her sworn testimony, Secretary Clinton’s lawyers did not read each email in her personal account to identify all the work related messages,” Chaffetz’s and Goodlatte’s letter points out.
The letter also highlights the fact that Hillary claimed she only used one private server during her tenure as secretary of state, but the FBI director said they discovered several servers.
“Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department and used numerous mobile devices to review and send e-mail on that personal domain,” Comey stated.
Finally, Clinton claimed to have turned over all “work related emails,” however the FBI located “several thousand work related emails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014.”
Speaking to Fox News, retired assistant FBI director Steven Pomerantz said a decision to pursue perjury charges given the weight of the evidence should take mere weeks.
“A violation of 18 USC 1621 can lead to a fine, imprisonment up to five years, or both though legal experts said the crux of the case will rely on showing intent,” reports Catherine Herridge.