Here We Go Again: WaPo Slaps Hillary With Four More Pinocchios Over Latest Email Lies

Posted: Aug 01, 2016 2:01 PM

Two weeks ago, we wrote an in-depth piece chronicling the ways in which Hillary Clinton continues to lie shamelessly about her national security-compromising email scandal -- even after sustaining clear-cut, comprehensive rebukes from the FBI and State Department Inspector General.  She can't stop, won't stop, lying. Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace yesterday, the Democratic nominee once again butchered the truth again and again, recycling mendacious talking points that have been conclusively disproven:

“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.”

The FBI director absolutely did not say that her email answers have been "truthful." In fact, he systematically dismantled her excuses and lies in his press conference early last month, later calling her conduct "the definition of negligence."  And when Trey Gowdy walked Comey through her various claims during Congressional testimony (in pursuit of an important point about Clinton's criminal intent), the Bureau's top man candidly exposed each one as invalid:

The Washington Post's fact-checker reviewed Clinton's Sunday morning performance and awarded her a full complement of 'Four Pinocchios.' Their conclusion:

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.

That's right, the FBI found that of the thousands of classified emails on her server (she initially claimed there were none), more than 100 of them were classified at the time -- including some that were top secret. She personally sent a number of them, too. The FBI also tracked down thousands of work-related emails that she'd withheld from the State Department (she initially claimed she'd turned over every message that could possibly be interpreted as pertaining to official business, falsely boasting of over-compliance). And then, of course, there are the tens of thousands of additional emails permanently and unilaterally destroyed by her lawyers, absent any oversight. Even in its rejection of Clinton's lies, WaPo is still too generous to her.  Comey has "taken a stand on her public statements," actually.  His damning press conference statement and rapid fire answers to Gowdy's questions above speak for themselves.  Hillary Clinton appears to be enjoying a post-convention polling bounce, as we predicted she would.  That does not change the fact that American voters deeply distrust her.  Her untrustworthiness scores in two recent polls were stratospheric: 67 percent (CBS News) and 68 percent (CNN).  I'll leave you with Hillary's campaign manager following his boss's lead and lying his ass off about the emails on MSNBC this morning: