On Friday, the FBI released a summary of the interview the agency conducted with Hillary Clinton earlier this summer as part of its investigation into her handling of classified documents during her tenure as secretary of state.
Predictably, Glenn Beck had some thoughts about the revelations contained in this report, but those thoughts were obviously in no way informed by any knowledge of what the report actually said, as he insisted on his radio program today that Clinton told the FBI that she believed that documents marked with the letter “C”, which signals that the information is “confidential,” simply meant “cookie.”
“In her testimony,” Beck falsely asserted, “she said, ‘I had a concussion and I was very forgetful and confused. I thought ‘C’ stood for cookie.”
“‘I thought the “C” stood for cookie,'” Beck insisted, as his co-hosts expressed their disbelief. “Who wants a cookie?”
When one of those co-hosts, Stu Burguiere, pointed out that there is no record of Clinton making any remark of that sort and that this is merely a falsehood being promoted by Donald Trump supporters, Beck insisted—in a very Trumpian way—that he “heard it in CNN” but couldn’t remember “who I heard it from.”
Clinton, of course, told the FBI nothing of the sort:
Hillary Clinton told the FBI that she thought classification markings in the paragraphs of her emails at the Department of State were to organize messages in alphabetical order, according to the FBI’s newly released report on her private email server.
“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, [Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” read the FBI’s notes from the interview.