Jason Chaffetz requests an investigation into Hillary Clinton for perjury
Despite what Hillary Clinton is claiming, it is not time to put her email scandal to rest because in addition to James Comey admitting the former Secretary of State appeared to violate the law–a law which he admitted others would be prosecuted for–the investigation also revealed that Hillary Clinton probably lied to the Congress when she testified about the scandal.
Today Jason Chaffetz sent a letter to the US Attorney for the District of Columbia asking that she be investigated for perjury. Here is the text of the letter:
We write to request an investigation to determine whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton committed perjury and made false statements during her testimony under oath before congressional committees.
While testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 7, 2016, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey stated the truthfulness of Secretary Clinton’s testimony before Congress was not within the scope of the FBI’s investigation. Nor had the FBI even considered any of Secretary Clinton’s testimony. Director Comey further testified the Department of Justice requires a criminal referral from Congress to initiate an investigation of Secretary Clinton’s congressional testimony. We are writing for that purpose.
The evidence collected by the FBI during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony. In light of those contradictions, the Department should investigate and determine whether to prosecute Secretary Clinton for violating statutes that prohibit perjury and false statements to Congress, or any other relevant statutes.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
The events in Dallas Texas last Thursday might have knocked Hillary Clinton from the front page but this story is far from over. It looks almost certain that Hillary Clinton lied to the Congress but, as you can see in the letter, the FBI did not look into possible perjury and would need a request for an investigation before it could initiate one. Today that request has been made and it certainly seems as if it should be hard to ignore after the heat the FBI is taking for whitewashing the first investigation.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium