House GOP asked more about Clin­ton emails: Comey

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

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.

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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 on Fri­day. With less than a month of con­trol of the com­mit­tees, House Repub­li­cans sub­poe­naed Comey to tes­tify be­hind closed doors about in­ves­ti­ga­tions into Hil­lary Clin­ton’s email server and whether Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign ad­vis­ers col­luded with the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment to steer the out­come of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

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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. An­negret 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.

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