Accuracy in Media

In an interview with Colorado News9’s Brandon Rittiman, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton doubled down on her claim that FBI Director James Comey called her public comments about her private email server “truthful:”

Rittiman: What kind of stuff was in those emails?

Clinton: It was all personal stuff and we’ve said that consistently, and as the FBI said, everything that I’ve said publicly has been consistent and truthful with what I told them.

The Washington Post Fact Checker gave Clinton “four Pinocchios,” its highest rating for dishonesty, and Politifact rated her statement as “[Suit] Pants on Fire.”

It’s not only the Post and Politifact that have problems with Clinton’s claim. The National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who said he will vote for Hillary, is begging Democratic leaders to get Hillary to stop lying. And Hillary fanboy Chris Matthews said Clinton was wrong to make this claim.

Clinton tried to clear up what she meant today at the joint NABJ and NAHJ convention when she said the following in response to a question on the matter:

“That’s really the bottom line here. And I have said during the interview and 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. So I may have short-circuited it and for that, I, you know, will try to clarify because I think, you know, Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other because of course, he could only talk to what I had told the FBI and I appreciated that.”

And I’m sure she will appreciate further questions about this from the Trump campaign during the debates.

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