Fact check: Clinton’s new email clarifications fall short – Chicago Tribune

Hillary Clinton asserted Friday that FBI Director James Comey said she was truthful in her statements to investigators about her private server and use of private emails — and that those statements were consistent with what she has said publicly.

Comey has described Clinton’s interview with investigators looking into her email use at the State Department, taking care in testimony before Congress to say that investigators had “no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.” But he has also questioned the accuracy of some of the public statements she’s made about the issue.

The Democratic presidential nominee was asked about emails Friday during an appearance at a joint session of associations of black and Hispanic journalists in Washington. In answering, Clinton sought to defuse a controversy over recent remarks in which she cited Comey’s testimony to demonstrate she was truthful about her private email use and had not put at risk classified information in the messages she sent and received.

Clinton’s comments about her email use have shifted over time. When she first acknowledged the use of private emails in March 2015, Clinton said: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.”

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