Hillary FinishedDuring the last Democratic Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton continued to dance around her email scandal, refuting that the FBI was investigating her private email server, but rather conducting a “private security review”.

This is classic Clinton word-parsing.

The FBI is performing an investigation which was confirmed when documents were released because of a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Trau broke the news on Twitter:

The FBI makes it clear they are applying “law enforcement efforts” – which definitely does not sound like your business as usual, “security review”.

Fox News also reported on a former FBI agent and an intelligence source who both debunk Hillary’s claim:

“Hillary Clinton used misleading language in Thursday night’s Democratic debate to describe the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state, according to former senior FBI agents.

In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, “I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested.  It is being carried out.”

Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from field investigative special agent to the rank of assistant director, the third highest position in the Bureau.

“They (the FBI) do not do security reviews,” Pomerantz said. “What they primarily do and what they are clearly doing in this instance is a criminal investigation.”

Pomerantz emphasized to Fox News, “There is no mechanism for her to be briefed and to have information about the conduct, the substance, the direction or the result of any FBI investigation.”

Separately, an intelligence source familiar with the two prongs of the ongoing FBI probe, stressed to Fox that the criminal and national security elements remain “inseparable.”  The source, not authorized to speak on the record,  characterized Clinton’s statement “as a typical Clinton diversion… and what is she going to say, “I’m 95 percent sure that I am going to get away with it?”

It’s coming to fruition and just before the crucial New Hampshire primary too.

Hillary is expected to lose the primary to Bernie Sanders, but the margin of victory could shape the remainder of the Democratic race.

Will the Democrats really nominate a candidate under FBI investigation?

The Clintons are survivors and have managed to escape otherwise certain political death by their shameless ability to lie and refusal to be held accountable.

As Hillary continues to deny the existence of an FBI investigation it really makes you wonder just how much she’s hiding in those emails.

Does anyone seriously believe that she wasn’t handling classified information on her private server?

For any reasonable person, the answer should be no.