10.18.16

Chairman David Perdue Statement On State Department’s Cover-Up Attempt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, today released the following statement after documents revealed a State Department Under Secretary attempted to bribe and “pressure” the FBI to protect then-Secretary Hillary Clinton during the bureau’s investigation of her private email server:

“The careless and calculated behavior we have seen from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton and her allies at the State Department is appalling. Using political power to bribe and pressure law enforcement officers during an investigation is simply wrong. In light of these new details from the Clinton investigation, the Obama Administration has two choices: investigate Under Secretary Kennedy and everyone involved in this scandal or be complicit in a cover-up. Erroneously putting top secret information at risk is inexcusable.”