On the rare occasions when she is asked about the FBI investigation arising from her use of an insecure email server to conduct official business as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refers to it as “a security review.” It is, moreover, “a security review” that “was requested,” as though the FBI is doing someone a favor. The woman lies with the ease and abandon of a pathological liar.
Clinton makes it sound routine. The FBI, however, does not perform “security reviews.” It conducts criminal investigations. Its handling of the Clinton email matter clearly constitutes a criminal investigation.
Yesterday Rep. Steve Chabot asked FBI Director James Comey if he could say when the investigation would be concluded. He responded without saying much (video below):
“As you know we don’t talk about our investigations. What I can assure you is that I am very close, personally, to that investigation to ensure that we have the resources we need including people and technology. And that it is done the way the FBI tries to do all of its work: independently, competently, and promptly. That’s our goal and I’m confident that it’s being done that way but I can’t give you any more details than that.”
Note Comey’s use of the term “investigation” to describe the FBI’s work on the matter. Note also his proclamation of involvement in it. Whatever the outcome, he will bear responsibility. In the Obama/Clinton hall of mirrors, it’s almost refreshing.