Former FBI Director James Comey, with his attorney, David Kelley, left, arrive to testify under subpoena behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
But unlike all previous witnesses who interviewed with the joint panel of House Judiciary Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee members for their probe into potential bias at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department in 2016, Comey will not be bound to silence by a confidentiality agreement after the meeting.
"Did you have total confidence in the dossier when you used it to secure a surveillance warrant and also in the subsequent renewals?" a reporter asked Comey.
The Democrats are advocating for Comey to give public testimony, but critics note that only gives each lawmaker 5-minute intervals to ask questions. "I think that the notion that FISA was abused here is nonsense".
"Robert Mueller and Leakin' Lyin' James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest", Trump tweeted.
"The Department of Justice is going to have to agree to allow him to come back and answer a great many questions that now he is not answering", Issa said. 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.
Comey was in charge of both of those investigations. Two other Republicans, Reps.
Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe
"He answered the questions he had to answer", said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of IL.
Comey's testimony will likely be one of the last sessions conducted by the judiciary and oversight panels this year.
Congressman Darrell Issa said he wanted answers about what he called the "fake dossier", a 2016 intelligence report including opposition research that alleges misconduct and ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"The entire objective of this investigation is to be a diversion of the real investigation, which is Mueller".
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.
New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, said as he walked into the Comey interview that he will end the investigation when he is expected to take over the panel in January. But it also found there was no evidence that Comey's or the department's final conclusions were motivated by political bias toward either candidate. Yet it did not second-guess his conclusion that Clinton should not have been prosecuted, despite assertions by Trump and his supporters that anyone less politically connected would have been charged.
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