FBI Director Just CRUSHED Hillary’s Super Tuesday Momentum With The Last Words She Wanted To Hear
FBI Director James Comey was called before a House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to comment on the government’s demands to have Apple unlock the encryption codes of cell phones used by the San Bernardino terrorists.
But when Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) had a chance to question Comey on the matter, he turned the tables and used the opportunity to ask Comey about the ongoing investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information on a private email server.
After acknowledging the intent of the hearing was unrelated to his questioning, Chabot said, “A few weeks back, the FBI’s general counsel James Baker acknowledged the the FBI is, quote, working on matters related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, unquote.”
Then Chabot quoted White House press secretary Josh Earnest saying, “Some officials over there (referring to the FBI) it’s said that Hillary Clinton is not a target of this investigation and it’s not trending in that direction, unquote. The president then weighed in even though he apparently had never been briefed on the matter commenting that, ‘He didn’t see any national security implications’ in Hillary’s emails and obviously this is a matter of considerable import. Is there anything you can tell us as to when this matter might be wrapped up one way or the other?” Chabot asked Comey.
Comey responded, “I can’t, congressman, as you know we don’t talk about our investigations. What I can assure you is that I am very close, personally, to that investigation to ensure that we have the resources we need, including people and technology, and that it’s done the way the FBI tries to do all of it’s work — independently, competently and promptly. That’s our goal, and I’m confident that it’s being done that way, but I can’t give you any more details beyond that.”
Chabot then said he had expected Comey not to be able to comment on the matter, and then the subject of Apple’s refusal to unlock the terrorists’ cell phones continued.
What can be gleaned from the exchange is there is, in fact, an ongoing investigation of Clinton at the highest federal levels. Comey, the director of the FBI admitted he’s closely and personally involved in the investigation. And while the White House press secretary and the president himself seem dismissive of the allegations, it’s almost certain the FBI does not make a regular habit of investigating non-issues.
Chabot’s question and Comey’s answer can be seen below. The question regarding Clinton’s emails starts at 18:18.