I didn’t lie – I ‘short-circuited’: Clinton offers bizarre defense of her claim the FBI director said she was ‘truthful’ about her emails

Friday, August 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

Washington Post fact-checker gave Clinton the worst possible score for lying about the FBI’s position on her classified email scandal
The FBI director, Clinton claimed Sunday, ‘said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people’
But in a congressional hearing last month, the FBI director said multiple times that she had lied to the public and the press
Clinton ultimately blamed the career professionals at the State Department for sending classified documents to her private, unsecured email address
That address, though, was the only one she had while she was secretary of state
Clinton’s campaign manager told ‘Morning Joe’ that the FBI believed Clinton has no reason to think the documents were classified at first

By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
5 August 2016

Hillary Clinton says she may have ‘short-circuited’ her response to a question about her emails last weekend but the point she intended to make stands – her public statements about the scandal were ‘truthful’ and FBI Director James Comey agrees.

‘I was pointing out in both of those instances that Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful. That’s really the bottom line here,’ she said, defending her claims in the interview with Fox News.
Clinton told a roomful of journalists, ‘What I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly.’

‘So I may have short-circuited, and for that, I will try to clarify because, I think Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other.’

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