FBI Director James Comey made excuses for Hillary Clinton’s former State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills on Wednesday when asked about conflicting statements she made to federal investigators about when she learned of the former secretary of state’s private email server.
“Having done many investigations myself, there’s always conflicting recollections of facts, some of which are central [to the investigation], some of which are peripheral,” Comey told Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
The Republican had asked Comey about Mills’ claims during her April 9 interview with the FBI that she did not know about Clinton’s server until after she became Clinton’s personal attorney.
“Mills did not learn Clinton was using a private server until after Clinton’s DoS tenure,” notes from the interview read. “Mills stated she was not even sure she knew what a server was at the time.”