Has she? Who would have told Debbie Wasserman Schultz that Hillary Clinton isn’t a target of the FBI probe into her own secret e-mail server, installed at an unsecured and unauthorized location, used to illegally communicate and store classified information, and kept from the State Department, Congress, and the courts? Fox’s Bill Hemmer wanted to know that too after the DNC chair declared that Hillary wasn’t a target, and Wasserman Schultz starts looking stage right to find a way out of it:
BILL HEMMER: So when that question was posed, the FBI director James Comey said this week, “I don’t know what that means. We’re conducting an investigation. That’s the bureau’s business. That’s what we do. I’m not familiar with the term ‘security inquiry’.” Is she taking this as seriously as the FBI is?
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Well, I think it’s important to underscore that Secretary Clinton isn’t even a target of this inquiry, investigation, whatever I-word you want to use. This election is going to be decided on —
BH: How do you know that?
DWS: Because I repeatedly, I’ve repeatedly been told that. I mean, my understanding is that Secretary Clinton is not the target of this investigation, inquiry, whatever you want to call it.
BH: Has the FBI shared that with you?
DWS: I-I-I-I’m only repeating what my understanding is.
Who “repeatedly told” Wasserman Schultz about the status of an active FBI investigation? Hemmer tried to get to that answer, but Wasserman Schultz managed to run out the clock — on this interview, at least.
James Comey can’t directly contradict Wasserman Schultz’ declaration, but perhaps he should clarify whether this statement came from the FBI itself. The answer is almost certainly no, but then again, the Congresswoman from Florida and DNC chair has more contacts that might have heard something from the FBI … such as the White House, or perhaps sources in the Department of Justice. Most likely, she’s just shooting off her mouth, but if not, Congress would need to look into any potential influence or pressure on the probe ASAP.