In 1998 President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjuring himself in front of a grand jury. Has Hillary Clinton become the second Clinton to commit perjury, this time in front of Congress? Congressman Jason Chaffetz and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform look poised to find out. The Wall Street Journal reports:
At Tuesday’s hearing, Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) asked if the FBI had looked into whether Mrs. Clinton perjured herself in an October 2015 hearing before the Republican-led House Benghazi committee. Mr. Comey said the FBI director would have needed a referral from Congress to do so.
“You’ll have one in the next few hours,” Mr. Chaffetz replied. That raises the possibility that another FBI investigation into Mrs. Clinton could continue well into the fall campaign and possibly beyond.
At the heart of the perjury dispute is Mrs. Clinton’s testimony before the Benghazi committee that “there was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received.” The committee was investigating a 2012 attack on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador.
The FBI investigation found that a small number of emails did in fact contain classification markings.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) said Tuesday it defies credulity that Mrs. Clinton did not know a (C) by certain paragraphs in an email meant the information was classified.