Lindsey Graham Asks Why Comey, FBI Changed Words of Clinton Exoneration Lindsey Graham Asks Why Comey, FBI Changed Words of Clinton Exoneration – NTK Network

Lindsey Graham Asks Why Comey, FBI Changed Words of Clinton Exoneration

The senator ripped apart the inspector general's conclusion that bias did not affect the Clinton email investigation.

By NTK Staff | 06.18.2018 @4:35pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questioned the results of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report at a Senate Judiciary hearing on Monday, specifically the claim that bias did not save Hillary Clinton from criminal prosecution.

Referring to texts where the lead investigators said they would “stop” Trump from becoming president, Graham pointed out that prosecuting Clinton would have gotten in the way of this goal.

“You cannot hold her criminally liable and stop him!” he said.

Graham then asked why leaders at the FBI changed the language of Comey’s exonerating statement of Clinton from “gross negligence” to “reckless disregard.” The senator pointed out that “gross negligence” would have implied criminal responsibility on Clinton’s part.

“So if they said it the way they originally wrote it, she’s guilty of a crime, and the reason they changed it is because she’s not guilty of a crime,” he said. “If you want to stop [Trump], it can’t be ‘gross negligence.'”

The senator guessed that the agents changed the language for political reasons.

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