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The former FBI Director, James Comey claimed not to know, or remind you of important details in Russia, the case; the panel in response to The Ingraham angle.’
The Republicans cede control of the house to Democrats in the 3. January.
The end of the 115th Congress to end the GOP marked ‘ s approach to explore 2016 presidential campaign, the allegations of election, malfunctions, possible political bias in the FBI & justice Department and requests in Hillary Clinton’s E-Mails.
January, one can expect that Democrats will take a different approach with their investigations.
“It is popular, the demand for the Congress at the request of the President of the tax return,” said House Minority Leader and speaker designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “I’m sure the White house is resisting. And so the question is, where do we go from here?”
Republicans have a number of witnesses, the congressional hearing room for transcribed interviews and statements. have demonstrated The former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer, Lisa page were created among which, the to the Capitol Hill. After a subpoena, and negotiations, house Republicans, finally, an agreement for the former FBI Director, James Comey designed to appear to be, behind closed doors – as long as you posted a log of the session, 24 hours after the interview.
So, the coming days feature the end of the Republican investigation. Comey ‘ s in a row Monday for a second interview. The former attorney General, Loretta Lynch, is also scheduled to appear separately in the next few days.
House Republicans tout the fact that Comey said members of the house judiciary and oversight bodies on 245 occasions, the “I don ‘ T remember” or “I don ‘ T know” and even “I don’t recall” when you look at the questions at the 7.December.
The 245 series is a interesting factoid. But a more proactive, for the number “four.” As in the investigation of the “four Americans,” Comey says, “had some connection to Mr. Trump in the summer of 2016.”
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, asked Comey about who and what the FBI probe began in the summer of 2016.
“The FBI, said at the end of July counterintelligence investigations of four Americans opened, to see, if you are working in any way with the Russians to influence our elections,” Comey. “At least some of them were. The FBI and the Department of Justice has not yet been confirmed, the names of these people who is open to the public, that’s why I’m not in the details.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., asked to say whether it is “fair” if the FBI investigation was in “the trump campaign, or Donald Trump himself?”
Comey replied that the investigators wanted to find out whether “there is a connection between these four Americans, and the Russian intervention effort. And these four Americans, not the candidates.”
All eyes are now deepened to Special Counsel Robert Müller as his inquiry. As Comey spoke on Capitol Hill, a Reporter at the same time followed the recommendations for the rates of the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and former trump-campaign-manager Paul Manafort.
Comey took pains to defend Mueller.
“You are the best of friends with Robert Miller?”, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee asked.
“I’m not,” said Comey. “I admire the hell out of the people. But I don’t know his phone number.”
Comey said Nadler, he would “bet his life” that Mueller would do things “the right way.”
Comey caught a lot of criticism for how he handled the choice of investigation. But the conservatives also heaped scorn on former FBI Agent Peter Strzok. Strzok and Lisa page is replaced, a variety of anti-Trump-text-messages. Strzok independence has always been in question. Comey said members of the house, it was Strzok helped him write the 28. October 2016 memo about Hillary Clinton’s E-Mails. The investigators wanted to know whether Clinton or vicarious agents, materials classified to ill-treatment. The memo, the messages “appear to be proposed, relevant to the investigation.”
Comey Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said., “it’s hard for me to see how (Strzok) was for the Team Clinton secretly to this place and time. And he was also one of the handful of people in the world that knew we were examined, four Americans, not to say a connection during the summer of 2016, and he wanted a soul.”
During his testimony in a Capitol Hill hallway after his speech, Comey claimed, he had side-trust in the FISA process and the arrest warrant, to monitor the former trump campaign foreign policy adviser to the Carter. Gowdy, asked Comey, the power of the FBI – “full,” the initiation of an investigation of a political campaign.
The investigation caused a Comey “I don’t know” responses.
Comey famously met with the President of Trump in February 2017. This is where Comey says he felt the President instructed him to stop the investigation. Comey said he thought such a request was “inappropriate.” As a result, Comey memo, wrote about it so the FBI could decide how to proceed.
“Has President Obama or anyone in his administration infiltrate is always a demand or a request from the FBI or DoJ or the monitoring of the trump campaign?”, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla asked.
“No. To my knowledge, is not,” said Comey.
The Republicans were happy to talk to Comey. But not everyone was happy with the type of contract.
Near the beginning of the interview, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., house colleagues said he was “a party” to the offer of the committees cut with Comey and don’t “consider myself bound by it.”
Gowdy said Comey, that the plates “intend to comply with the commitments we made to this witness. I urge all my colleagues to do this.” Gowdy added that the legislator should respect the agreement”, if for no other reason, to protect the integrity of the house.”
Nadler said if Gaetz knew how the notions of, “go maybe he should be asked to.”
Gaetz’t drive. But Comey’s lawyer, David Kelley, said that lawmakers are “in the light of the comments of Mr. Gaetz, we appreciate, and we will be sure that the chairmen of the two committees is the best thing you can do to ensure that the provisions of the agreement are complied with.”
Gaetz would not leave until Comey for more than six hours later. As he is in the Rayburn House Office Building, Gaetz groused that it took months for the bodies to summon Comey. He described the meeting as “the last death rattle of the Republican control.”
Not quite. The end comes when Comey and Lynch will appear in the coming days. And then the Republicans will hand the baton to the Democrats.
“This is a waste of time,” said Nadler, the incoming Chairman of the legal Committee of the Comey interview. “The entire purpose of this investigation, the cast aspersions on the actual investigation, the (Special Counsel Robert) Muller.”
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