(WE) Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted Tuesday that Hillary Clinton didn’t lie when she claimed she turned over all of her private State Department emails, and referred to the FBI’s contradictory evidence as a “difference of opinion.”
Wasserman Schultz was reminded Tuesday by the Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that, “[Clinton] did lie to Congress when she said that she sent all the emails. We know that 30,000 emails — [FBI Director James] Comey told us that she in fact lied to Congress.”
“First of all, she did not lie to Congress,” the DNC chairwoman replied. “She released 55,000 pages of emails and has been utterly transparent.”
When called out on this lie, she turned into a stuttering mess. Check it out:
When Comey announced in July he’d recommend no charges be brought against Clinton, he also revealed his agency found several disconcerting details regarding Clinton’s emails.
He said Clinton didn’t turn everything over like she claimed, and said investigators found thousands of additional work-related emails on her private servers.
“The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related emails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014,” Comey said.
Of the additional emails uncovered by investigators, three “were classified at the time they were sent or received, one at the secret level and two at the confidential level,” which contradicts Clinton’s earlier claim that she never handled classified information over her private servers.
“From the group of 30,000 emails returned to the State Department, 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” Comey said.