Comey NOT Cooperating with GOP Lawmakers, Refuses to Answer Questions in Closed-Door Interview


Comey arrives on Capitol Hill with his lawyers

Fired FBI Director James Comey arrived on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door, transcribed interview with House Republicans.

Comey is testifying on Capitol Hill as part of joint investigation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into the handling of the Clinton email investigation and his involvement in FISAGate.

GOP lawmakers recently discovered an email chain dated early October of 2016 involving James Comey which is the most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet. Lawmakers wanted to grill Comey about this classified document in Friday’s interview.

The former FBI Director fought the House subpoena; he wanted to testify in a public domain to avoid answering questions.

Comey’s lawyer sparred with general counsel for the House of Representatives last Friday and urged a judge to block a subpoena requiring him to give a closed-door deposition. Comey caved because he didn’t want to be held in contempt.

On Friday, Comey continued to fight like hell. He’s not cooperating with GOP lawmakers and refusing to answer certain questions.


FOX News Catherine Herridge reported that a DOJ attorney is telling Comey not to answer questions. They may have to call Comey back in for more questioning.

Congressman Issa (R-CA) said: Comey is in there with two attorneys. One that’s from the DoJ has repeatedly, I would say at his gleeful acceptance, instructed that he will not be answering a great many questions that are clearly items at core of our investigation

Comey is refusing to answer questions on the start of the Russia investigation and the Carter Page FISA docs.

Rep. Darrell Issa told reporters that James Comey is not answering questions – on issues like the start of the Russia investigation and the Carter Page FISA – at the direction of a Justice Dept. attorney who is accompanying Comey

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“We absolutely need to get answers,” Issa said

This is a developing story…please check back for updates.

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