Bill Clinton is defending Hillary’s actions insisting that she never threatened national security while Secretary of State. He attacked FBI Director James Comey Friday night in a speech to journalists while in Las Vegas saying his report on Hillary’s email scandal served up “the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard.”
“First of all, the FBI director said, when he testified before Congress, he had to amend his previous day’s statement that she had never received any emails marked classified,” Clinton told journalists at an Asian American Journalists Association meeting. “They saw two little notes with a ‘C’ on it – this is the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard – that were about telephone calls that she needed to make. The State Department typically puts a little ‘C’ on it to discourage people from discussing it in public in the event the secretary of state, whoever it is, doesn’t make a telephone call. Does that sound threatening to the national security to you?”
According to WND, Hillary Clinton has been under fire since it was discovered last year that she exclusively used her own server to conduct all her work related email on.
“Do you really believe there are 300 career diplomats because that’s how many people were on these emails, all of whom were careless with national security? Do you believe that? Forget about Hillary, forget about her. Is that conceivable?”
Comey announced weeks ago he would not recommend charges against the Democratic presidential nominee for her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Comey, however, concluded Mrs. Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling our nation’s secrets, he said no reasonable person could have believed putting these emails on a private server was at all appropriate or acceptable.
He admitted 110 emails on the server were classified at the time they were sent. He concluded Mrs. Clinton deleted work-related emails before turning them over to the State Department, despite her claims otherwise.
He said it was likely foreign governments hacked her emails allowing adversaries to know critical secrets about the U.S. government.
In the last year, Mrs. Clinton has offered up several different defenses of her email practices:
- She initially said that she did not send or receive any classified information.
- Later she revised her claim to say that she did not send or receive any information that was classified at the time the emails were originated.
- Then she revised her public statements to say that she did not send or receive information that was marked classified.
- Again it was revealed that Mrs. Clinton signed a classified information non-disclosure agreement when she took office in Jan. 2009 in which she acknowledged that classified information should be considered classified whether it is marked or unmarked.
Bill Clinton also threw Mrs. Clinton’s successor under the bus in his talk to journalists Friday, pointing out that John Kerry used a personal email account until last year.
“She should have known that a different set of rules would apply to her,” Clinton complained.