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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:16 PM

House GOP unhappy with Comey's answers behind closed doors

Source: Associated Press

House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

By MARY CLARE JALONICK
December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers who stepped outside while the questioning was underway indicated they weren’t satisfied and might try to bring him back another day.

Democrats weren’t pleased either, but for a different reason. They said the Judiciary Committee Republicans’ questions were merely distractions from the special counsel’s Russia probe.

Comey appeared for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. It was the first time he answered lawmakers’ questions since an explosive June 2016 hearing in which he asserted that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his FBI investigation of alleged Russia ties to the Trump campaign.

Two GOP-led committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into decisions made at the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election. Republicans argue that department officials were biased against Trump as they started the investigation and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in a separate probe into her email use. Comey was in charge of both investigations.

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AlexSFCA Dec 2018 #1
skylucy Dec 2018 #2
fleur-de-lisa Dec 2018 #3
alwaysinasnit Dec 2018 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. were any dems present during the hearing?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:20 PM

2. So the House GOP were "unhappy" after interviewing Comey behind closed doors?



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:21 PM

3. That must mean bad news for Shitler.

I'm sure the republicans were hoping Comey would tell a different story since the last time he testified. They are grasping at anything to discredit the Russia investigation.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:22 PM

4. I suspect that Comey will be back to testify when the Dems take over in January, and it will be made

public.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:31 PM

5. As unhappy as i am about Comey, he's still light years smarter and

More honest than those Republican dopes.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:37 PM

6. This was all part of the narrative

There's no way the republicans would've been "satisfied" with Comey's testimony. The only reason republicans are interviewing him is to add doubt to the investigation.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:45 PM

7. Trump Gang flooding news: Barr, Comey, Wall/Shutdown, Stone sex life. All to counter Mueller

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