Hillary: I 'Short-Circuited' While Talking About FBI Interview
At a news conference today, Hillary Clinton said that her interview with FBI Director James Comey about her emails was "truthful," modifying earlier debunked statements.
Clinton was asked if she had mischaracterized Comey's statements about her testimony by saying that Comey had said she was "truthful" with the American public about her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
That claim earned her "four Pinocchio's" from the Washington Post's fact-checker; a "Pants on Fire" rating from Politifact; and a "false" rating from FactCheck.org.
Comey told Congress, "We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI," but would not comment on things she's said to the public.
Today Clinton said:
"I was pointing out in both of those instances that the Director Comey had said my answers in my FBI interview were truthful. That's really the bottom line here."
"And I have said during the interview and in many other occasions over the past months that what I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly."
Clinton added that she may have "short circuited" and will try to be more clear, because she and Wallace might have been "talking past each other."