Chaffetz Tells Comey He'll Ask FBI to Investigate Hillary's Statements Under Oath
FBI Director James Comey is testifying this morning before the House Oversight Committee on the decision not to charge Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Comey said Tuesday Clinton was "extremely careless" with classified information, but recommended that the Justice Department not pursue criminal charges.
Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) questioned Comey first, asking if the FBI investigated Clinton for possibly lying to Congress about her emails in past testimony.
"Did Hillary Clinton lie under oath?" Chaffetz asked.
Comey answered that he had "no basis to conclude" that she lied to the FBI in her testimony.
Chaffetz noted that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked Clinton, under oath, about classified material in her emails and she maintained that "there was nothing marked classified in my emails either sent or received."
On Tuesday, Comey said there were 110 emails found to be classified at the time they were sent on Clinton's server.
Chaffetz pressed Comey on whether the FBI investigated Clinton's statements under oath on her emails.
Comey said there was no "referral" to investigate her statements to Congress.
"Do you need a referral from Congress?" Chaffetz asked.
"Sure do," said Comey.
"You'll have one," Chaffetz answered with a smile. "You'll have one in the next few hours."
Chaffetz also pressed Comey on whether Clinton broke the law and whether she'd be granted high-level security clearance at this point given her record.
Watch the full questioning above.