Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe

As Mueller investigation heats up, Trump unleashes barrage of tweets attacking investigators

Comey resisted, arguing the GOP-led investigation in the decision-making by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017 was politically motivated.

Former FBI Director James Comey arrived on Capitol Hill Friday morning for a grilling before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.

Gowdy took issue with Comey's initial insistence that it be a public hearing, allegedly in the interest of transparency.

Incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said the probe into Federal Bureau of Investigation behavior was a "waste of time" and that he would shut it down.

Nadler will become judiciary committee chair once the Democrats take over the House in January, and he had a straight answer as to what will become of the congressional investigation.

"One of the disappointments of this deposition so far has been the amount of times in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes that Congress doesn't have a right to know", Issa said.

"The entire objective of this investigation is to cast aspersion on the real investigation, which is Mueller", Nadler told reporters outside Comey's testimony. A transcript of the interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee will be released as soon as possible, perhaps in the next 24 hours. He argued that Republicans would selectively leak details from the interview. "Force him to answer the questions under oath!"

Michael Cohen former lawyer to President Donald Trump leaves his apartment building on New York’s Park Avenue Friday Dec. 7 2018. In the latest filings Friday prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and if so how much. (A
Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe

Over the past year, Republicans on the two committees have called in a series of officials and suggested after the closed-door meetings that there is evidence of bias.

After Friday's session concluded, the president tore into Comey amid reports Comey's lawyers, including one from the Justice Department, have prevented him from answering a number of questions.

Strzok defiantly fought with angry Republican lawmakers in a riveting hearing that featured Strzok reading aloud from his sometimes-lewd texts and Democrats openly yelling at their Republican counterparts. Two other Republicans, Reps.

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"I'm not sure we needed to do this at all", Comey said after exiting his interview with the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Bob Goodlatte, decried Comey's use of "baseless litigation" and called it an "attempt to run out the clock on this Congress", a reference to the few weeks left before Democrats take control.

In addition to Comey's ouster four years into a 10-year term, Trump helped orchestrate the removal from the bureau of Andrew McCabe, who was interim director when Comey was sacked.

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