Comey was summoned before the House Oversight Committee to explain his decision Tuesday involving the Democratic presidential candidate, who used a non-secure email server during her years as secretary of state. The New York Times reports that he opened with a statement that emphasized the professionalism and independence of the agents who conducted the investigation. “I see evidence of great carelessness,” he said, reprising his statement on Tuesday, “but I do not see evidence that is sufficient to establish that Secretary Clinton or those with whom she was corresponding both talked about classified information and knew when they did it they were doing something that was against the law.”
The committee chair, Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, raised questions about what he called a double standard of justice when it comes to Clinton. Chaffetz said Clinton had clearly mishandled classified information and yet faced no repercussions for it. “We’re mystified and confused by the fact pattern you laid out and the conclusions that you reached,” he said.