During an hours-long hearing, Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy did not let up in his barrage of questions to FBI Director James Comey about why he refused to recommend charges for Hillary Clinton, even though he revealed that she had exposed classified and top secret information by using her personal email server. But what Gowdy really zeroed in on was Hillary's lies to Congress and the American people and whether Comey would admit Hillary was lying.
According to CNBC, Gowdy asked, "Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails sent or received. Was that true?"
Comey replied, "That's not true. There were a small number of portion markings on, I think, three of the documents."
Then Gowdy asked, "Secretary Clinton said, 'I did not e-mail any classified information to anyone on my e-mail there was no classified material.' That is true?"
Comey answered, "There was classified information emailed."
Gowdy questioned, "Secretary Clinton [said she] used one device. Was that true?"
Comey admitted, "She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as Secretary of State."
Gowdy pressed on, asking, "Secretary Clinton said all work related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?"
Comey replied, "No. We found work related email, thousands, that were not returned."
Gowdy asked, "Secretary Clinton said neither she or anyone else deleted work related emails from her personal account."
Comey answered, "That's a harder one to answer. We found traces of work related emails in — on devices or in space. Whether they were deleted or when a server was changed out, something happened to them. There's no doubt that the work related emails were removed electronically from the email system."
Gowdy asked, "Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the emails and were overly inclusive. Did her lawyers read the email content individually?"
Comey admitted, "No."
But when asked, "Did Hillary Clinton lie?" Comey replied, "To the FBI? We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI."
And then when asked, "Did she lie to the public?
Comey said, "That's a question I'm not qualified to answer."