- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 7, 2016

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told FBI Director James Comey to investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress when she said she didn’t send or receive classified information on her secret email server.

Mr. Comey told the committee Mrs. Clinton didn’t lie to the FBI, but he hasn’t looked into whether she lied to Congress. He said he needed an official referral to do that.

“You’ll have one in the next few hours,” Mr. Chaffetz promised.

Mr. Comey was on Capitol Hill to defend his investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a secret server to conduct her official business, which he said was “extremely careless,” and his conclusion that despite that, no prosecutor would pursue the case.

The FBI director — a former prosecutor himself — said the difference between Mrs. Clinton and others who have been prosecuted for mishandling classified information is that she didn’t intend to break the law.

But Mr. Comey did repeatedly expose untruthful statements Mrs. Clinton made publicly when she defended her email server. He said she did, in fact, send and receive information marked classified; she did not turn over thousands of work-related messages to the government; and her lawyers, despite her assurances to the public, did not read each message.

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