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Sarah Sanders Angrily Claims Hillary Was Never Investigated By The FBI–And Gets Instantly Fact-Checked

Sarah Sanders Angrily Claims Hillary Was Never Investigated By The FBI–And Gets Instantly Fact-Checked
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Former Republican President Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on Fox News' Hannity show and falsley proclaimed Hillary Clinton–among others–was never investigated by the FBI.

Sanders, who is currently a gubernatorial candidate for Arkansas, made the statement in light of the Federal Bureau of Investigations executing a search warrant at Mar-A-Lago–Trump's Palm Beach, Florida home–on Monday.

Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity, Sanders said:

"The DOJ and the FBI are supposed to be above politics but if you look at targeted actions against the President and the people around him."
"You have people like Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, and the leaker of the Dobbs decision walking away with no investigations."

Many Republicans castigated Clinton for using a private email server for official public communications instead of using official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers during her tenure as US Secretary of State.

Weeks before the 2016 Presidential election, federal agents obtained a warrant to review 650,000 of Clinton's emails discovered on a laptop used by her top aide, Huma Abedin–and belonging to her estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Although FBI Director James Comey announced the FBI probe into her emails concluded the then-Democratic Presidential candidate was "extremely careless," no charges were filed since it was determined she acted with "no criminal intent."

Twitter users noted the hypocrisy in Sanders' heated statement and quickly reminded her of the facts pertaining to Clinton's email probe, the federal investigation looking into Hunter Biden's business dealings, and the search for the culprit who leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Sanders' tweet from 2016 referencing the investigation looking into Clinton's emails also came back to haunt her.

She had tweeted:

"When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing."

The irony in her past tweet holding relevance today as Republicans are slamming the raid at Mar-A-Lago was not lost on Twitter.

According to the Washington Post, the FBI had been looking for “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons” as part of its search at Mar-A-Lago.

Trump was not home at the time of the search.

The former Republican President sent an email to supporters, lamenting that his "beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents," declaring it "prosecutorial misconduct."

It remains unclear whether any documents relating to nuclear weapons were uncovered or whether they pertained to US weapons or those of another country.