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By Jason Devaney | Monday, 15 Aug 2016 08:38 PM
House Republicans are continuing to push for legal action to be taken against Hillary Clinton, laying out a four-point case for the Department of Justice to charge her with perjury.
According to The Hill, Reps. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Jason Chaffetz of Utah — the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees — found inconsistencies in what Clinton told a House panel last year regarding her use of a private email setup while she served as secretary of state and what the FBI discovered to be true during its investigation.
The pair sent a letter to Channing Phillips, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, with their findings and said there is evidence that appears to "directly contradict" what Clinton told lawmakers.
"Although there may be other aspects of Secretary Clinton’s sworn testimony that are at odds with the FBI’s findings, her testimony in those four areas bears specific scrutiny in light of the facts and evidence," the letter reads, reports The Hill.
Critics were baffled by the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Clinton despite the fact that it concluded she was "extremely careless" while using a private email network and several email addresses while she worked in the Obama administration.
Goodlatte and Chaffetz, according to The Hill, pointed out four instances where Clinton did not tell the truth when she answered questions from the House Select Committee on Benghazi last October. Those statements were:
· Clinton’s claim that nothing was marked classified on her email server.
· Clinton’s claim that her lawyers looked at each email before deleting more than 30,000 that were deemed personal.
· Clinton’s claim that she gave the Department of State copies of all work-related emails.
· Clinton’s claim that she used one email server while she worked in the State Department.
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By Mark Swanson | Monday, 15 Aug 2016 02:57 PM
Newt Gingrich on Monday said he was puzzled by the FBI’s decision not to interview Hillary Clinton under oath, but said he’s looking forward to the agency’s notes, which will reportedly be released to Congress.
As for Clinton’s part in the interview, Gingrich said on Fox News’ "Fox & Friend" show that you already know what you’re going to get.
"This is a person who has lied repeatedly. She lies about lying and now she lies about having lied about lying," Gingrich said. "This is the Clinton model which is to drag it out, to lawyer it up, to say whatever you need to to get through the next interview."
Gingrich said it was curious that the FBI didn’t eventually interview Clinton under oath.
"I think it’s kinda weird with a figure who’s this important nationally to do a multi-hour interview in her home without taking exact notes," Gingrich said.
"At this stage of the investigation, I would have thought, they would have wanted to put her into a position where if she lied it was perjury."
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By Theodore Bunker | Monday, 15 Aug 2016 03:14 PM
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein hammered Democrat Hillary Clinton over her private email server, saying it "raises real questions about her competency."
"I think there should have been a full investigation. I think the American people are owed an explanation for what happened, and why top-secret information was put at risk, why the identity of secret agents were potentially put at risk," Stein said Monday on CNN.
Stein wouldn’t comment on whether a now-closed FBI investigation should have led to criminal charges for the former secretary of State. But, she said, "there is much more that is coming to public attention about Clinton’s behavior, including the recent revelations about favors bestowed on the Clinton Foundation’s donors who got special deals, who got state partnerships."
Stein said in July that the FBI was "giving Clinton a pass" when the Justice Department agency declined to recommend prosecuting Clinton on criminal charges, The Hill reports.
The candidate also said she agreed that an oversight committee from the House of Representatives should investigate Clinton’s email practices further.
"We’re talking about state secrets and these are the highest level of state secrets that were put at risk, when it is known that the protections for her email were extremely inadequate," Stein said. "Orders were being issued from her office to others in the … State Department to do the exact opposite of what she was doing. So certainly, you know, if she wasn’t aware that she was violating State Department rules, it raises real issues about her competency."
· Hillary Clinton has a terrifying track record," Stein says in the 30-second spot.
· Last month, the Massachusetts physician made a play for the disgruntled supporters of Bernie Sanders.
· She called an alleged plot by the Democratic National Committee to destroy the Vermont senator’s presidential bid in favor of Clinton a case of "back stabbing and sabotage."