Hillary Clinton sought to clarify her comments after saying Sunday that FBI Director James Comey said Clinton was “truthful” about the email scandal that continues to dog her campaign. From FoxNews.com:
Hillary Clinton tried Friday to “clarify” her widely disputed claim that the FBI director had declared her statements on her email scandal “truthful” – but may have ended up adding to the confusion, delivering a lengthy and at-times conflicting explanation that the Donald Trump campaign later called “pretzel-like.”
The Democratic presidential candidate addressed the controversy when she fielded questions from reporters with the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
She was asked early on about her statement, on “Fox News Sunday,” that FBI Director James Comey had affirmed her answers on her email controversy “were truthful and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people.”
Fact-checkers have roundly slammed that claim, noting that’s not exactly what Comey said.
Clinton, however, seemed to stand by her comments on Friday, saying she was referring to her answers in her FBI interview — while also acknowledging she may have “short-circuited” her explanation.
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