‘He Might Be in Trouble’: Pressure Mounts On Comey To Testify As ‘Perjury’ Accusations Grow Louder
Did former FBI Director James Comey commit perjury? Was perjury committed while testifying about Hillary Clinton’s emails or his conversations with President Trump? Current and former Republican lawmakers, along with members of Trump’s legal team, believe Comey has some explaining to do.
On Thursday, Johnson told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he believes Comey “might in trouble,”
Transcript as follows via HughHewitt.com
HEWITT: What about the Comey letter, the May memo before the July decision? Does that give you qualms, Senator Johnson?
JOHNSON: Absolutely. My committee is trying to get the unredacted testimony from those FBI agents to get more information. There’s a number of committees trying to get to the truth on that as well.
HEWITT: Last question, do you believe that the existence of that draft memo undermines Jim Comey’s testimony to the extent that it might go into question its truthfulness before the Senate?
JOHNSON: Yes, I always thought the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was never designed to really get to the bottom of it. I thought it was always designed to exonerate her. So that…
HEWITT: Then that would…
JOHNSON: …It seemed obvious to me, and now we’re getting more and more evidence that was probably in fact the case.
HEWITT: Then that would put the former FBI director in peril of having perjured himself, would it not?
JOHNSON: He might be in trouble.
HEWITT: Senator Ron Johnson, always a pleasure, good luck in getting those reforms. Go talk to Bob Corker about being the example that sets the way, because if we get our own house in order, maybe people will pay attention to us. Thank you, Senator.
The former FBI Director testified to Congress that he decided not to recommended charges in relation to handling of classified information, after the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016. However, a new report reveals Comey penned a memo exonerating Clinton in the Spring.
On September 28th, 2016, Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe asked Comey the following (simple) question:
“Director, did you make the decision not to recommend criminal charges relating to classified information before or after Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI on July 2nd?”
Comey’s answer under oath?
Following the exchange, the Office of Rep. John Ratcliffe issued the following statement:
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) exposed troubling new details today surrounding the Clinton email investigation during his questioning of FBI Director James Comey before the House Judiciary Committee. In the exchange, Ratcliffe focused on implications of the facts revealed by documents released by the FBI after Comey initially announced his recommendation not to press criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Ratcliffe’s exchange with Comey showed that:
- In his multi-decade career as a prosecutor Comey could not recall a single instance in which two key witnesses of a criminal investigation were allowed to sit in on an interview with the principle target of that same investigation, as was the case in the Clinton email investigation.
- The FBI appears to have focused on only two portions of criminal code related to the mishandling of sensitive information, specifically in regard to Clinton herself, while ignoring the possible destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice by other parties. In fact, Comey readily admitted that Paul Combetta, who destroyed emails records of Hillary Clinton with Bleach Bit despite a preservation request to retain them, lied to federal investigators before receiving immunity.
“As a former federal prosecutor, I can tell you that it’s unheard of for a potential key witness to be present when the target of an investigation is being interviewed. In fact, I’ve never seen it. And Comey admitted he’s never seen it. The American people have every right to wonder why this occurred in Clinton’s case – this isn’t the treatment anyone else in our country would have received, and it frankly appears that the outcome of this investigation was predetermined from the start,” Ratcliffe said.
Over the summer, Trump Attorney Mark Kasowitz told reporters at the Washington Press Club that James Comey lied during testimony while under oath!
Comey FALSELY claimed he leaked private conversations because of Trump’s tweet — which wasn’t published until the following day after the leak!
Kasowitz: Comey testified that he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet. The public record reveals that The New York Times was quoting from those memos the day before the referenced tweet.
Trump's lawyer Mark Kasowitz CAUGHT COMEY IN A LIE
Comey FALSELY claimed he leaked private conversations because of Trump's tweet
— Citizen Dale (@Trumptbird) June 8, 2017
Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz believes Comey may have committed perjury. “He’s certainly got a lot of explaining to do. He could have perjured himself,” the former House oversight committee chairman said on “Fox & Friends.”