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Mon Aug 8, 2016, 02:27 PM

Was Hillary Clinton "extremely careless?"

From Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler writing about the Washington Post's Amy Phillip's fact check of Hillary's answers to the press on Friday concerning the emails.

"According to Phillip, Clinton "continued to suggest" in her Friday remarks that "[about 100 emails containing classified information] were not marked classified at the time and were retroactively classified" Rather plainly, this implies that some sort of dispute exists about that "suggestion."

But no such dispute has ever existed, and no such dispute exists now. More specifically, Comey has only said that three of Clinton's emails were "marked" as being classified. Even Phillip's revised report conveys a quite different impression—an impression which is much more damaging to Clinton."


"The irony here is obvious. Last Friday, Clinton was acknowledging that she had misrepresented something Comey said in early July. Even as Phillip snarked at Clinton, she herself produced a grossly misleading account of what Comey said."


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