Hillary Clinton's Biggest Lies About Her Criminal FBI Investigation
Hillary Clinton blatantly deceived the public about the nature of her initial FBI investigation on numerous occasions over many months, as outlined below:
March 4th, 2015
Hillary Clinton receives a subpoena from Congress instructing her to preserve and deliver all emails from her personal servers
March 10th, 2015
At a press conference, Hillary Clinton says: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material."
July 7th, 2015
In an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton explicitly lies and says: "I've never had a subpoena"
July 25th, 2015
During a campaign stop, Hillary Clinton said: "I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time."
August 8th, 2015
Clinton lawyer David Kendall sent an email to the Clinton camp plotting how to mislead the public into thinking the Hillary email server criminal investigation was a "security inquiry"
August 15th, 2015
During a visit to a state fair, Hillary Clinton said: "I never sent classified material on my email and I never received any that was marked classified" (note the increasingly careful and legalistic phrasing)
February 4th, 2016
Hillary Clinton deceived Democratic primary voters during a debate into thinking that she was not under FBI criminal investigation:
Chuck Todd: "Are you 100 percent confident that nothing is going to come of this FBI investigation?"
Hillary Clinton: "I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested"
April 8th, 2016
Hillary Clinton repeats the claim that her investigation is "a security review" again during her interview with Matt Lauer
May 11th, 2016
FBI Director James Comey questions Hillary Clinton's use of the phrase "security review/inquiry" to describe the FBI's investigation: “I don’t know what that means. We’re conducting an investigation. That’s the bureau’s business. That’s what we do."
The FBI itself stated explicitly and clearly in documents produced in July (released publicly on September 2nd, 2016) that Hillary's case was criminal. The FBI wrote "The FBI's investigation focused on determining whether classified information was transmitted or stored on unclassified systems in violation of federal criminal statutes." [Part 01 of 04, Page 1, Paragraph 2]
July 5th, 2016
The Director of the FBI, James Comey, in a press conference revealed the following:
Did she send anything that was classified at the time?
FBI: "110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received" "Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were “up-classified” to make them Confidential"
Were any of the emails marked classified?
FBI: 3 emails "bore markings indicating the presence of classified information." "But even if information is not marked "classified" in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it."
Bonus: FBI: Hillary Clinton and her colleagues acted "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information" "We assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal e-mail account."