On Thursday morning, FBI Director James Comey was told by House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz that he will soon be receiving a referral from Congress asking for an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied under oath about her private email scandal.
According to The Blaze, this was revealed during an exchange about false statements made by Clinton on her private email server.
“Did Hillary Clinton lie under oath?” Chaffetz asked.
“Not to the FBI,” Comey replied. “Not in a case we were working.”
Chaffetz then pointed out that Clinton claimed under oath that “there was nothing marked classified” in her emails, either “sent or received.” Comey responded that though he was aware of the comments, the FBI did not look into this testimony because there has not been a referral from Congress.
“Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?” Chaffetz pressed.
“Sure do,” Comey replied.
“You’ll have one,” Chaffetz said. “You’ll have one in the next few hours.”
Here’s the full exchange:
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