FBI Director James Comey was called before a House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to comment on the government’s demands to have Apple unlock the encryption codes of cell phones used by the San Bernardino terrorists.
But when Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) had a chance to question Comey on the matter, he turned the tables and used the opportunity to ask Comey about the ongoing investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information on a private email server.
What can be gleaned from the exchange is there is, in fact, an ongoing investigation of Clinton at the highest federal levels. Comey, the director of the FBI admitted he’s closely and personally involved in the investigation. And while the White House press secretary and the president himself seem dismissive of the allegations, it’s almost certain the FBI does not make a regular habit of investigating non-issues.
Chabot’s question and Comey’s answer can be seen below. The question regarding Clinton’s emails starts at 18:18.
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