For months, Hillary Clinton assured the American people that she never sent or received any classified messages on her private, unsecured server. Multiple reports and public releases proved that this was untrue, and FBI Director James Comey said as much in his statement exonerating her from prosecution. But even now, with everything out in the open, the Democratic nominee refuses to admit the truth of what she did.
In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Clinton said, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”
Well, no. Not quite.
As (amazingly) pointed out by the fact-checkers at the Washington Post, Clinton is answering one question and pretending to answer another. While it’s true that Comey said that Clinton told the truth to FBI investigators, he has repeatedly refused to comment on her public statements regarding the controversy. And since it is a fact that she not only sent and received classified information but that some of that information was marked classified at the time, we can only conclude that she told the FBI a different story than she told us.
The Washington Post awarded her “Four Pinocchios” for this lie, demonstrating once again that this is a woman with a very sketchy relationship with truth and honesty. That is reflected in the polls; the majority of Americans do not believe the former secretary of state is truthful when dealing with the public. And most people also believe that she should have been charged with a crime for her “extreme carelessness.”
At this point, Clinton could probably do herself a favor and just come clean about the whole thing. Americans respect people who can own up to their mistakes, no matter how egregious those mistakes might have been. But her arrogance simply won’t allow it. She can’t ask for forgiveness. Not because she doesn’t think she did anything wrong, but because she can’t stand the thought of groveling before a nation of people she sees as her inferiors. How dare we question her? Must be sexism. Must be those damn Republicans again.
This is what we have to look forward to for the next four years unless we make the right choice in November.