'Republicans Only Care About Hillary': Tarlov & Boothe Face Off on New Comey Revelations
Jessica Tarlov and Lisa Boothe clashed on "Outnumbered" today while discussing the report that former FBI Director James Comey changed the language in his statement on ending the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Newly reported memos show Comey originally accused the former secretary of state of being “grossly negligent” in handling classified information in a draft dated May 2, 2016. But that was modified to claim that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in a draft dated June 10, 2016.
Federal law states that gross negligence in handling the nation’s intelligence can be punished criminally with prison time or fines, according to The Hill.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is seeking more details about the language modification in the statement, something Tarlov said she has no problem with.
"What I have this problem with is this total tilt, as if Hillary Clinton is the only person who did anything wrong," Tarlov said.
She claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and the nine Trump associates who had contacts with Russians during the campaign or presidential transition are largely being ignored.
"Republicans only care about Hillary," Tarlov declared.
Lisa Boothe pointed out that there are multiple investigations into Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election, and the issue is being heavily litigated by various congressional committees and the mainstream media.
"That is literally all the mainstream media talks about," Boothe said.
She said it's important to get to the bottom of this Comey report and what went into the decision to end the Clinton email investgation.
"And you layer in the tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch [and] Bill Clinton, as well, the fact James Comey took her instruction to call it a matter instead of an investigation. There's just a lot of questions we still don't have the answers to," Boothe said.
Tarlov pointed out that Trump also allegedly tried to influence an FBI probe, as Comey claimed during a testimony before a Senate panel that Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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