On Thursday Trey Gowdy announced that the FBI couldn’t find the right questions at the last interview with Hillary about her intentions in using private, unsecured, unauthorized email server.
He just blew the lid off the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton. He’s discovered why she’s not facing prison time, and this game changing announcement could haunt the Clinton campaign until the election.
Appearing on Fox’s America’s Newsroom, Gowdy said he thoroughly reviewed the FBI’s notes from the interview and was surprised there were no questions addressing the former secretary of state’s intent.
“Remember [FBI director] James Comey said she was not indicted because he didn’t have sufficient evidence on the issue of intent? I didn’t see any questions on the issue of intent,” the congressman said.
“There’s no question she handled [classified emails] negligently or extremely carelessly. He said he didn’t go forward with charges because she didn’t have specific criminal intent. I didn’t see any questions on that,” Gowdy added.
Gowdy said two questions that should have been asked in ferreting out the issue of her intent are, “Why did you delete emails that you kept for a year-and-a-half?” after her work-related emails became the subject of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Second, “Why didn’t you turn emails over the day you left service?” or shortly thereafter as required by law.
Regarding Clinton’s 30,000 deleted emails, Fox anchor Martha MacCullum wondered if the former secretary of state and her lawyers considered those having to do with the Clinton Foundation as being “private” along with the ones about yoga and her daughter’s wedding.
“You just put your finger on not the million dollar question, the hundred million dollar question,” Gowdy responded. “I have yet to see a single foundation email produced by the State Department that was sent by her.”
He noted that if Clinton had “considered them to be personal, then she and her lawyers had those emails deleted,” he added, “They didn’t just push the delete button, they had them deleted where even God can’t read them,” referring to the cyber tool “Bleach Bit” employed.
As reported by Western Journalism, emails released by Judicial Watch this week, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, revealed communications between the Clinton Foundation and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin at the State Department seeking (and in some instance obtaining) favors for top donors to the Clinton Foundation.
The Associated Press discovered over half of Clinton’s meetings or phone calls with private interests while serving as secretary of state went to Clinton Foundation donors, who together contributed over $156 million.
Clinton said there is no fire behind the smoke of the AP story, saying the outlet only looked at a small portion of her time as secretary.
Gowdy disagreed: “It’s not smoke … It’s arson — it’s pyromania.”
“If you are a habitual serial liar in this facet of life, it tends to make people not believe you in other facets of life,” Gowdy continued.
“Even listening to her talk about the Clinton Foundation, I couldn’t help but go back and remember the press conference she gave on her emails, where every single thing she said proved to be false,” he said. There was in fact classified information on the server (over 1,000 emails containing it) and there were 15,000 work-related emails not turned over the the State Department.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, formally requested last month that the FBI open a perjury investigation into whether Clinton lied about her personal email server in testimony before Congress last fall.