Reporter shares screenshot of recent GOP email — and they're still going after Hillary

Thirteen months after the 2016 presidential election, the Republican National Committee is still attacking Hillary

By Matthew Rozsa

Published December 5, 2017 12:44PM (EST)

Hillary Clinton (Getty/Angela Weiss)
Hillary Clinton (Getty/Angela Weiss)

It seems like the Republican National Committee just can't quit Hillary Clinton.

In a series of anti-Hillary Clinton statements released by the Republican National Committee, the GOP's talking points managers came up with a list of accusations against the 2016 presidential candidate, even though she has kept a relatively low profile since her upset defeat to Donald Trump last year.

The talking points include claiming that Clinton told the FBI she didn't know material became classified even though she told voters that she did; claiming that she had told the FBI she wasn't aware of the security arrangements for her server even though she had told voters there were "numerous safeguards"; and claiming that Clinton had told the FBI she had access to her private email from multiple devices, even though she had told voters that she had only used one device.

The argument that Clinton lied to the FBI has been frequently made by President Donald Trump, including as recently as last week.

Despite these ongoing assertions, however, PolitiFact has found the argument that Clinton lied to the FBI to be false — even pointing out that former FBI Director James Comey, who was no ally of the Clintons, told Congress at the time that there was "no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI."

One possible reason that Republicans keep focusing on Hillary Clinton-related scandals was articulated by Fox News' Tomi Lahren back in September.

"How about we make a deal?" Lahren told her viewers. "How about when the mainstream media stops covering Russia day in and day out, maybe we can drop the Hillary email scandal. But until then, I think I’m going to stay on it."

Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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