Many Americans believed the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a whitewash.
They contend the investigation was conducted just for the purpose of clearing Clinton of any wrongdoing.
And Trey Gowdy just proved how the investigation went off the rails.
Appearing on America’s Newsroom, Gowdy explained the investigators never asked about Hillary’s intent.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Gowdy, a House Oversight Committee member, said he did not see questions about Clinton’s intent in the FBI report on the bureau’s interview with her. While FBI Director James Comey said Clinton was “extremely careless” with emails, he did not recommend prosecution largely because she did not seem to have intent to commit wrongdoing.
“I didn’t see any questions on that,” Gowdy said. “She said she did it for convenience, but I didn’t see the follow-up questions in the interview I read.”
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Gowdy, a career prosecutor, what questions he would have asked during the FBI interview of Clinton.
“The direct evidence would be, Madam Secretary, why did you set up this email server this way? Why did you not take a state-dot-gov email address?” Gowdy asked. “And her response was, and it always has been, convenience. And then that’s when you press and say, well, what could be more convenient than just doing a state-dot-gov email address?”
The “labyrinthine” efforts she used to have a home-brewed server were actually inconvenient, Gowdy said.
“I would then ask, why did you delete emails that you kept for a year and a half? Keep in mind these personal emails, she didn’t bother to delete them for a year and a half,” Gowdy said. “It was the fall of 2014, a year and a half after she left the State Department, that she decided to start deleting emails. Why didn’t you delete them the month you left? Why didn’t you delete them six months after you left? And the other question they should have asked her is, Madam Secretary, why didn’t you turn your emails over the day you left service? Why did you hold onto them for almost two years?”
You can watch the interview below.
While some pundits thought FBI Director Comey put the email scandal to rest by not recommending charges and allowing Clinton to move on, the opposite has happened.
Questions about the email server continue to gnaw at the Clinton campaign.
The polls have tightened as Trump has focused his message and more details emerge about Clinton’s corrupt behavior.
A recent Monmouth University poll showed Hillary’s lead cut in half from their previous survey.
And the just released Fox News poll found Hillary and Trump in a statistical tie when third party candidates Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein were included.
Every day, revelations like the ones Gowdy discussed are brought to the forefront of the campaign and will continue to weigh down her support.
After the Democratic convention, the media breathed a sigh of relief as Hillary surged to a seven or eight point lead in the polls.
But that lead has narrowed in recent weeks.
If more scandal surrounding the Clinton Foundation and her email server comes to light, Hillary can expect to see a further drop in her numbers.
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