FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday morning to the House Oversight Committee regarding the recently concluded investigation into the private email server and mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
At issue was his decision to not recommend criminal charges in the case, despite his having run through a litany of the evidence manifestly proving that Clinton had likely violated a number of federal felony statutes.
At one point in the questioning, one of the members of the congressional panel bluntly asked, “Did this private server make our nation’s secrets vulnerable to hostile actors?”
Comey’s one-word answer, “Yes,” spoke volumes in its briefness and simplicity, and meant that Clinton violated the law by placing our nation at risk to foreign rivals and enemies.
Hurd: Did this private server make our nation’s secrets vulnerable to hostile actors?
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The FBI director also faced quite a grilling from South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, who prodded Comey into reiterating many of the lies and falsehoods stated by Hillary Clinton over the past year that had been debunked by the investigation, according to the Washington Examiner.
Gowdy ended his line of questioning with some of his typically dry wit, remarking that because he had a plane to catch the next day, he would be unable to completely list all of the glaring contradictions in Clinton’s excuses and explanations before then.