Comey: I Never Said Hillary Clinton Was Truthful About Emails; Not Our Job To Decide Whether We Believe Someone


At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight Committee that he never said Hillary Clinton was telling the truth about her e-mails.

Comey also said it is not the job of the FBI to decide whether they believe someone is telling the truth. From his hearing on Capitol Hill today:

CONGRESSMAN: A few months ago Hillary Clinton in talking about her emails claimed that you said, and I quote, 'My answers were truthful.' PolitiFact, by the way, gave this claim a 'pants on fire' rating. Did you say that she was telling the truth with respect to her email claims?

JAMES COMEY, FBI DIRECTOR: I did not. I'd never say that about anybody. Our business is never to decide whether someone is -- whether we believe someone -- our business is always to decide what evidence do we have that would convince us not to believe that person. It's an odd way to look at the world, but it's how investigators looks at the world.

Rep. Darrell Issa grills Comey for giving out immunity like 'candy' in Clinton email scandal:

Watch the full hearing here.

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