Congress

House Botches a Chance to Air Clinton's Misdeeds

The FBI director was asked why he didn't indict her, not to detail her "extreme carelessness."

Missed opportunity.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The House Oversight Committee had the perfect stage today when it brought FBI Director James Comey in for a hearing on Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. The panel’s Republican members could have pressed him to detail what he had called Clinton’s “extreme carelessness” in using a personal communications system to conduct her work as secretary of state. Comey had reams of material to refer to, if they had cared to ask.  

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