Author A New York Times reporter has written a new book that alleges that Hillary Clinton lied when she told investigators that she used a private email account exclusively to conduct government business.
In her new book, “Hard Choices,” published on Thursday, Times reporter David Sanger argues that the former secretary of state lied to investigators about how she set up her private server, which she later said was a mistake.
She also denied that she deleted emails she sent to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in an effort to hide them from the State Department.
Sanger writes that while Clinton had been cooperating with investigators, the investigation of her email server had taken a turn for the worse.
In August 2015, he writes, the FBI interviewed the former president and his longtime assistant Cheryl Mills, who was then working on Clinton’s email account, on the grounds that they had been communicating with a potential buyer for the Clinton Foundation.
The two were arrested at the airport.
“We knew at that time there was a problem with the Clinton emails, but there was no evidence that any of those emails were being used,” FBI special agent James B. Comey told the House Judiciary Committee in July.
“I did not know that Ms. Mills had been involved in any conversations with the Clintons regarding a sale.”
“Hard Times” is the second book from Sanger to be published this year, after he wrote the bestselling book “Clinton Cash,” which details the Clinton charity’s fundraising efforts.
The Times said it will publish the second volume, which is scheduled to come out in October.
Sangers new book argues that Clinton was not a “faulty liar” but that the Clinton campaign made her look dishonest by withholding evidence about her emails.
The former secretary and her team were caught red-handed, Sanger wrote, in their effort to cover up her emails before they were made public by the State Departments inspector general.
“In July 2015, the New York Post ran a front-page article that claimed that the FBI had found a ‘smoking gun’ about the private email system she used to conduct official business while serving as secretary of State.
A month later, the Post’s chief Washington correspondent, David Fahrenthold, reported that the Department of Justice was ‘confident’ that there was evidence that Clinton used her private email to conduct State business.”
Sanger said that despite Clinton’s insistence that she had not deleted any emails, the investigators found emails “at the State servers” where Clinton had stored her emails, according to the Times.
In October 2015, Comey told Congress that he was concerned that “there was not enough evidence to charge [Clinton] with any crime.”
Sangers book will be published on Wednesday.
Clinton is expected to testify in front of Congress on Monday, when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear from her lawyers on a series of emails, as well as a series from the FBI.