Thursday, July 7, 2016

Unbelievably Corrupt: FBI didn't record Clinton interview, did not administer sworn oath

James Comey, FBI Director

I was called for an interview with the Department of Investigation.
  And the first thing the two investigators told me when I took my seat was that the interview was going to be recorded.  The subject of the investigation that I was a witness to was extremely small potatoes compared to the handling of top secret information that was handled by Hillary Clinton.  Yet, I’m supposed to believe that a lowly city employee like myself has to be recorded for what I say, but a former secretary of state running for president of the United States doesn’t need to be recorded or a transcript made for a 3 hour interview with the FBI?  Donald Trump is right when he says this is a rigged system!   
The Hill reports Hillary Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth before meeting with the FBI for three and a half hours last weekend, and the interview was not recorded, FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Thursday.  

The lack of a sworn oath does not remove the possibility of criminal penalties against Clinton if she lied to the FBI, though he said he had “no basis to conclude” that she was untruthful.

“Still a crime to lie to us,” Comey told the House Oversight Committee.
FBI policy is not to record interviews as part of its investigations.

Yet the revelations will nonetheless raise questions among Republicans, who have been skeptical of the FBI’s investigation and have demanded to see the transcript of the former secretary of State’s interview in downtown Washington on Saturday.
“Well, that’s a problem,” Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) told Comey when the FBI chief explained the terms of the interview.

"It's pretty clear ... that the American people would like to see what Hillary Clinton said to the FBI," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Wednesday, a day before Comey’s appearance before House lawmakers.

Under FBI policy — and to the dismay of civil libertarians and staunch transparency advocates — the bureau does not conduct electronic recordings of interviews.

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