Disgraced former FBI boss James Comey refused to answer specific questions during Friday’s congressional hearing under the advice of his attorney; sparking outrage from GOP legislators hoping to get answers regarding Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation.
“Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told reporters that some lawmakers have been frustrated with the testimony so far and that Comey didn’t seem upset about being told by his lawyers that he doesn’t have to answer certain questions,” writes Fox News.
“One of the disappointments of this deposition so far has been the amount of times in which the FBI believes that Congress doesn’t have a right to know,” Issa said.
“The Department of Justice is going to have to agree to allow him to come back and answer a great many questions that currently he is not answering,” Issa added. “The details of what’s going on in there will remain private until after the deposition… [T]here is an amazing amount of things that reasonably the public will need to know that the Department of Justice and FBI attorney are guiding him not to answer.”
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COLLUSION COLLAPSE: New Documents Show OBAMA Officials, FBI COORDINATED in Anti-Trump Probe
In a new bombshell report by Sara Carter, recently obtained documents show high-levels of coordination between senior Obama officials, the CIA, and the FBI while investigating President Trump’s campaign throughout the 2016 race for the White House.
“Documents obtained by congressional investigators suggest possible coordination by Obama White House officials, the CIA and the FBI into the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign,” writes Carter. “Those senior Obama officials used unsubstantiated evidence to launch allegations in the media that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.”
“The documents also reveal that former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, sent a letter on Aug. 29, 2016, asking then FBI Director James Comey to investigate the allegations, which were presented to him by then CIA Director John Brennan,” she adds.
“Brennan had briefed Reid privately days earlier on the counterintelligence investigation and documents suggest Reid was also staying in close touch with Comey over the issues. The Gang of Eight is a group of eight lawmakers who have access to the most highly classified information and often meet on Capitol Hill to be briefed on classified material,” writes Carter.
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DAY OF RECKONING: Comey Arrives at Capitol Hill, Will Testify Over Botched Hillary Probe
Disgraced former FBI boss James Comey is scheduled to testify before Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday; facing tough questions over his role in Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation and the 2016 presidential election.
“Republicans are poised to grill former FBI Director James Comey on Friday in what could be the final act in a dramatic effort to probe allegations of bias at the Justice Department before Democrats take over the House,” writes the Hill.
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The hearings will likely be the last chance GOP legislators have to question Comey, with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in the coming weeks.
This is a developing story.