Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Wednesday afternoon that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had misled Congress, under oath, when testifying to the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October 2015.
Jordan was speaking to Washington Watch with Tony Perkins on American Family Radio, guest-hosted by Breitbart News legal editor Ken Klukowski.
The Ohio congressman referred to the statements of FBI director James Comey, who had announced Tuesday that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, but whose findings prove that much of what Clinton told the Benghazi committee about her emails was false.
Specifically, Clinton told the Benghazi committee that she had turned over “all my work related emails” from her private email server to the government; that there was “nothing marked classified on my e-mails”; and that her attorneys “went through every single e-mail.”
According to Comey, all of those statements were false.
Jordan said that while he would leave the decision as to whether Clinton should be prosecuted for perjury to others, “what I do know is the questions I asked and the answers she gave didn’t square with what Mr. Comey said yesterday.”
He added: “And that should not happen in a country as great as ours, where people under oath in positions of real leadership and real importance in our government aren’t giving it to us straight. And again, it’s not my words — that’s what Director Comey said yesterday about Secretary Clinton, and the responses she gave to some of the questions that we asked her back in October.”
Comey will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday. Jordan said that the committee would press Comey about why Clinton was treated as being above the law.
“The takeaway for most Americans is the simple fact that there now appears to be two standards in America: one for we, th people, and then a different standard for the politically connected. And it’s frustrating — if you’re Secretary Clinton, there seems to be a different standard than for anyone else with the same fact pattern.”
He added that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and former IRS director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner, also seemed to enjoy that double standard.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General announced that Clinton would not face criminal charges, following Comey’s recommendation.
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