• May 24, 2024

WAPO Fact Checks Hillary’s Fox News Appearance..You Won’t Believe It


One thing I have learned over a period of time is that the WAPO fact checker has very little to do with checking facts and a whole lot to do with giving democrats cover.  Today, I read the fact check of Hillary’s statement that James Comey agrees with everything she has told the American people about her private server.  Evidently, that lie was so big not even Glenn Kessler could cover it up and he gave her four pinocchios, the worst rating you can get.  I was shocked.  Here is the statement they fact checked:

“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.”
—Hillary Clinton, interview on “Fox News Sunday,” July 31, 2016
Chris Wallace played a tape where Hillary said:
“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified materials. I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time. I had not sent classified material nor received anything marked classified.”
Clinton then amazingly denied it.
Wallace then played a second clip:
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails either sent or received. Was that true?
COMEY: That’s not true.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.” Was that true?
COMEY: There was classified material emailed.

The Pinocchio Test

As we have seen repeatedly in Clinton’s explanations of the email controversy, she relies on excessively technical and legalistic answers to explain her actions. While Comey did say 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. Comey has repeatedly not taken a stand on her public statements.

And although Comey did say many emails were retroactively classified, he also said that there were some emails that were already classified that should not have been sent on an unclassified, private server. That’s the uncomfortable truth that Clinton has trouble admitting.

Four Pinocchios

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