Comey questioned for role in Flynn questioning


    Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey was back on Capitol Hill Monday for the second round of closed door questioning in as many weeks.

    House Republicans were seemingly dissatisfied once again.

    "I’m disappointed in the way that the FBI has handled General Flynn," said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina.

    He and others have raised red flags about Comey’s role in the questioning of General Michael Flynn at the White House in January of last year.

    " Without being advised that he should have counsel, without being advised that potentially his testimony was fin conflict with what the FBI already knew is troubling," Meadows said outside of the hearing room Monday.

    Earlier this month, Director Comey said this in an interview with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace:

    "We placed a call to Flynn, said we’re sending a couple guys over hope you’ll talk to them. He said sure. Nobody else was there . They interviewed him in a conf room at the white house situation room and he lied to them," Comey said.


    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has now made clear General Flynn is responsible for making those false statements.

    The questioning is all part of the Republican led investigation into the FBIs handling of the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, one Democrats vow to end when they take control of the house next month.

    "This is such a ridiculous waste of time and resources," said Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Missouri

    "It’s consistent with this republican led congress particularly the House of Representatives and the Judiciary Committee being lap dogs of President Trump," said Rep. Henry Johnson, D-Georgia.

    At the heart of much of the questioning of Comey is the Russia investigation, which some Republicans have said they believe is flawed. They plan to bring in former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Capitol Hill for questioning on Wednesday.



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