Iowa Republicans respond to former FBI Director Comey's testimony

Comey 'confused' by order to refer to Clinton email probe as a 'matter'

Comey 'confused' by order to refer to Clinton email probe as a 'matter'

Washington is agog with the discussion about Senator John McCain's line of questioning of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing held on Thursday, June 8.

The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he shouldn't stay up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks and said he missed an opportunity in Thursday's hearing.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released a statement that said, "Former FBI Director Comey's testimony today left many questions unanswered". I just said, all right, it isn't worth - this isn't a hill worth dying on and so I just said, OK, the press is going to completely ignore it.

In the case of Secretary Clinton's emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what "no reasonable prosecutor" would conclude about the evidence.

The former FBI director's revelation makes clear that, in the heat of a presidential campaign, the sitting president's attorney general attempted to interfere with an investigation into the Democratic Party's candidate for president of the United States.

"Never", he said. "I used the word investigation all the time". He also mistakingly referred to President Trump as "Mr. Comey" and "President Comey".

Comey looked puzzled as McCain pursued a line of questioning that seemed to tie the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and election meddling with the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

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Comey pointed out that the Clinton investigation concerned her use of a private email server. This investigation was under way - still going when I was sacked.

Former FBI Director James Comey said he made a decision to speak publicly about the probe of Hillary Clinton's email after concluding that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had the appearance of a conflict of interest. "You reached separate conclusions", McCain asserted.

MCCAIN: "That investigation have any involvement of Secretary Clinton or any of her associates is completed?"

Kasowitz, recently hired as Trump's outside counsel for matters related to the Russian Federation probe, insisted that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey 'let [ousted national security director] Michael Flynn go.'" Comey, under oath, testified that he believed Trump was directing him to end the probe into Flynn. It appeared that McCain could not appreciate nor understand Comey's reply and kept repeating himself.

"Yes", Comey responded. "It rings in my ears as kind of, 'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?' " a reference to King Henry II musing about the trouble that Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket was causing him. Comey said he wanted to spur the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation.

"I took it as a direction", Comey told the committee.

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