Under Fire For Statements On Email, Clinton Comes Up With Yet Another Explanation

“… consistent with what I have said publicly.”

A statement by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which the Washington Post rated at the outer limits of untruthfulness has been characterized as something very different by the candidate herself.

On Sunday, Clinton claimed in a Fox News interview that FBI Director James Comey said her answers in her email scandal were “truthful.”

However, host Chris Wallace was asking about her statements to the American people, statements in which she said she never sent or received classified information through her private email server while she was secretary of state, something that was contradicted by Comey.

“Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server. This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation,” wrote Glenn Kessler in the Post’s Fact Checker column.

“As we have seen repeatedly in Clinton’s explanations of the email controversy, she relies on excessivelytechnical and legalistic answers to explain her actions,” Kessler wrote.

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In light of the fact that she was nailed for lying about lying, Clinton on Friday was asked at the National Association of Black Journalists-National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention whether she had been telling the truth when representing Comey’s conclusions.

“I may have short-circuited, and for that I will try to clarify,” Clinton answered.

She then added one further statement that essentially repeated what she had said Sunday — that even if documents were later categorized as classified information, they were not when she sent or received them.

“What I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly.”

Jake Tapper of CNN, in a video released by CNN and FactCheck.org, debunked Clinton’s Sunday comments and said, “You’re entitled to your own opinions, not to your own facts.”

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