Did Trey Gowdy set a trap for Hillary Clinton?
When the former Secretary of State testified before the Benghazi Select Committee last fall, she claimed she never sent nor received any classified intelligence on her private email server.
We now know that is a lie, and it may have serious consequences for Hillary Clinton.
When FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress regarding his decision to not recommend charges against Hillary, he ran straight into Trey Gowdy’s buzz saw.
By using his cynical – and often hysterical – questioning tactics he’s known for, Gowdy was able to force the FBI Director to admit Clinton should have known she was sending and receiving classified intelligence.
McClatchy D.C. reports:
“Comey acknowledged, however, that several of Clinton’s statements about the arrangement weren’t accurate. She testified for 11 hours in October on Capitol Hill about the 2012 fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, during which she said she’d turned over all her emails, she had not sent or received classified information with markings, she had used only one device and that neither she nor her aides had deleted work-related emails.
Comey said her statement that she had neither sent nor received any items marked classified was not accurate.
“That is not true,” Comey said in a rapid-fire exchange with Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. “There were a small number of portion markings.”
Three emails were marked with a “(C),” which indicates material is confidential, the lowest level of classification, he testified.”
Director Comey tried to slither out of the corner Gowdy backed him into and said he had no evidence Clinton lied to the FBI.
But that wasn’t Gowdy’s point.
Clinton was under oath when she testified to Congress.
Lying to Congress carries the penalty of perjury.
And Trey Gowdy has laid the groundwork for yet another criminal investigation into Hillary if, in fact, she did commit perjury.
Shortly after Director Comey’s appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congress formally requested an FBI investigation to determine if Clinton lied to Congress.
“Two House Republican committee chairmen formally requested that the Justice Department investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter to Channing Phillips, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, on Monday, asking for a new probe to determine with Clinton “committed perjury and made false statements during her testimony under oath before congressional committees.”
Will this be the investigation that finally trips up Hillary Clinton?
Director Comey did tell Congress they had found emails marked as classified on her server.
And he also stated that any other reasonable person in Clinton’s position would have known an unsecure server was no place to transmit classified intelligence.
Does anyone really believe Clinton simply didn’t notice the classified markings on those emails?
Do you think Hillary Clinton perjured herself when she said she never sent nor received classified intelligence on her homebrew email server?
Let us know what you think in the comment section.