Comey: No, Hillary wasn’t under oath or being recorded during her interview with FBI

Comey: No, Hillary wasn’t under oath or being recorded during her interview with FBI

[Ed. – The lack of an oath would comport with the point Andrew McCarthy’s been making for some months now: that DOJ and the FBI have avoided turning this into a formal investigative process, with a prosecutor actually mulling charges.  Hillary just sat down for a friendly chat on Saturday.

[Meanwhile, since the FBI doesn’t routinely make recordings of interviews, that point is being thrown in to diminish the weight of the more important point: that Hillary wasn’t under oath.]

Hillary Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth before meeting with the FBI for three and a half hours last weekend, and the interview was not recorded, FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Thursday.

The lack of a sworn oath does not remove the possibility of criminal penalties against Clinton if she lied to the FBI, though he said he had “no basis to conclude” that she was untruthful.

“Still a crime to lie to us,” Comey told the House Oversight Committee.

FBI policy is not to record interviews as part of its investigations.

Yet the revelations will nonetheless raise questions among Republicans, who have been skeptical of the FBI’s investigation and have demanded to see the transcript of the former secretary of State’s interview in downtown Washington on Saturday.

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