Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Expect Two Wildly Different Stories After James Comey's House Testimony

Expect Two Wildly Different Stories After James Comey's House Testimony

"It is being reported that Leakin' James Comey was told by Department of Justice attorneys not to answer the most important questions", Trump said. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee told reporters after the meeting, according to Talking Points Memo.

"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.

Comey said he might answer questions after the interview, which is expected to last much of the day.

So far, it doesn't seem like they're getting very far, and according Issa, Comey isn't too broken up about it.

Speaking to reporters, Comey said he's willing to continue testifying, even as he suggested he didn't think it was necessary.

Walking into the meeting, Comey said he might answer questions afterward.

It a series of tweets early Friday, the president blasted Comey and the Mueller probe into Russia's hacking of the 2016 US national election.

Comey, who has testified publicly on Capitol Hill about both the Clinton and Russian Federation investigations, balked at the subpoena because he said committees were prone to selectively reveal information for political purposes.

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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.

After the questioning was underway, some Republicans signaled they were unhappy with Comey's level of cooperation. He gave a wry answer when asked if he was "best friends" with Mueller, as Trump has tweeted.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the "phony" Russian investigation is a "witch hunt" and a presidential harassment without which his approval ratings would have been 75 per cent. Two other Republicans, Reps.

Comey buckled over the weekend, announcing he would appear following assurances that a full transcript would get released and he could speak about what he had testified.

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Virginia Rep. Robert 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.

Both Goodlatte and Issa are retiring at the end of this session, with Issa having been nominated in September for a post in Trump's Trade and Development Agency.

A Justice Department watchdog report released in June said Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 campaign.

Comey was the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation until Trump dismissed him on May 9, 2017.

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