House GOP asked more about Clinton emails: Comey
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 will bring him back later this month.
Comey wasn’t pleased either, telling reporters, “We’re talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails, for heaven’s sake, so I’m not sure we needed to do this at all.”
A transcript of the interview “will bore you,” Comey said after the sixhour interview with two House committees.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Comey was apparently told by Justice Department attorneys not to answer some questions. Trump called that “total bias and corruption at the highest levels of (the) previous Administration,” adding that lawmakers should force Comey to answer questions under oath.
Republicans say Comey and other Justice Department officials were biased against Trump as they investigated his campaign’s ties with Russia in 2016 and cleared Clinton in a separate probe into her email use.
Local Pearl Harbor survivor Armando “Chick” Galella, 97, throws a wreath off of the USS Intrepid at an event on Friday in New York City marking the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 resulting in the deaths of 1,177 crew members on the U.S. Arizona. The attack prompted the United States to declare war on Japan and, shortly after, on Germany.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is congratulated by Angela Merkel after receiving the most votes to become the next leader of the German Christian Democrats at a federal congress of the CDU on Friday in Hamburg, Germany. Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Angela Merkel, who has led the party for the last 18 years and announced she would make way for a new leader following heavy losses this year for the CDU in two state elections.
Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey arrives at the Rayburn House Office Building before testifying to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday.