One phrase from Comey could put an end to speculation regarding whether James Comey thought that President Trump was obstructing justice in their private meeting in the Oval Office. There has been an uproar since the partial contents of a memo that Comey wrote about the meeting were leaked that made it sound like Trump was interfering in the FBI’s investigation. But a reporter tweeted on Wednesday that Comey denied any interference in the agency’s investigation while under oath at a Senate hearing on May 8, 2017.
Jack Posobiec, Washington Bureau Chief for The Rebel.media, highlighted the interaction between James Comey and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI). Although the senator didn’t specifically ask about President Trump in the question, Hirono’s question to Comey focused on whether or not he had experienced having a person of authority try to stop an FBI investigation.
Senator Hirono asked, “So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?”
“In theory yes,” Comey answered.
“Has it happened?” Hirono asked.
“Not in my experience,” Comey responded. “Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there, and so you ought to stop investing resources in it,” Comey said. “But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) May 17, 2017
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