(CNSNews.com) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told FBI Director James Comey on Thursday that he would have a referral “in the next few hours” to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements under oath to a congressional committee regarding her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.
Chaffetz began his questioning by asking Comey whether Hillary Clinton lied.
Chaffetz: “Did Hillary Clinton lie?”
Comey: “To the FBI? We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.”
Chaffetz: “Did she lie to the public?”
Comey: “That’s a question I’m not qualified to answer. I can speak about what she said to the FBI.”
Chaffetz: “Did she, did Hillary Clinton lie under oath?”
Comey: “Not to the FBI. Not in a case we’re working.”
Chaffetz: “Did you review the documents where Congressman Jim Jordan asked her specifically and she said, ‘there was nothing marked classified on my emails either sent or received?’”
Comey:“I don’t remember reviewing that particular testimony. I’m aware of that being said though.”
Chaffetz: “Did the FBI investigate her statements under oath on this topic?”
Comey: “Not to my knowledge. I don’t think there’s been a referral from Congress.”
Chaffetz: “Do you need a referral from Congress to investigate her statements under oath?”
Comey: “Sure do.”
Chaffetz: “You’ll have one. You’ll have one in the next few hours.”