Wash Post Slams Clinton for 'Untruthful' Fox Interview

08/09/2016 10:01

by Brian Freeman 

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been severely criticized for her insistence on Fox News Sunday that FBI Director James Comey said her statements on her email scandal were truthful.

The criticism against her is even more significant because it is being spearheaded by The Washington Post, which has made it clear that it prefers her to win the election over Republican nominee Donald Trump.

When Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that Comey said her repeated claims that she never sent or received material marked classified using her personal email server were not true, Clinton said: "That's not what I heard Director Comey say… [he] said that 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."

The Washington Post gave Clinton four Pinocchios for that statement, its worst ranking for truthfulness in its Fact Checker, saying "Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server. This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation."

"While Comey did say [to Congress] there was no evidence she lied to the FBI, that is not the same as saying she told the truth to the American public — which was the point of Wallace's question," the Post noted.

The newspaper also ripped Clinton apart for claiming that the information was not classified at the time.

"As for retroactive classification of emails, Comey did say many emails were retroactively classified. But he also said that some emails were classified at the time — and Clinton and her aides should have been aware of that."

There were plenty of other public figures who also took Clinton to task for the statements.

One such example was Sen. Ben Sasse, who posted on his Twitter account a repudiation of Clinton and gave a link to a YouTube posting that shows his address to the Senate in which he posted Clinton's statements alongside those of Comey's to illustrate that she lied about many features of the scandal.


The article first appeared here.