Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday morning quizzed FBI Director James Comey on whether Hillary Clinton lied about her email use and told Comey that he would like the FBI to review Clinton’s testimony to Congress.
During his line of questioning with Comey, Chaffetz first attempted to establish whether Clinton received classified information on her private email server. Comey confirmed that she did, which he had already spelled out in his Tuesday statement.
Chaffetz then asked Comey, “Did Hillary Clinton lie?”
“To the FBI?” Comey asked in response. “We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.”
When asked if Clinton lied to the public, Comey said it was “not qualified to answer” the question.
The congressman then asked Comey if Clinton lied under oath.
“Not to the FBI. Not in a case we were working,” Comey responded.
Chaffetz asked if the FBI had reviewed Clinton’s testimony to Congress that she did not have classified information on her email.
“Not to my knowledge. I don’t think there’s been a referral from Congress,” Comey replied.
“Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?” Chaffetz asked in response.
“Sure do,” Comey responded.
“You’ll have one. You’ll have one in the next few hours,” Chaffetz told Comey.