House GOP asked more about Clinton emails, Comey says

House GOP asked more about Clinton emails, Comey says

Kerry Wise
December 9, 2018

Comey made the remarks following a hearing in front of Congress where he "declined to answer questions about a range of matters because of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections", CNN reported.

"This is a waste of time to start with", Nadler said. "The details of what's going on in there will remain private until after the deposition..."

Trump later tweeted: "Comey was told by Department of Justice attorneys not to answer the most important questions".

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) (above right) told reporters outside the hearing room on Friday that some lawmakers had been frustrated with Comey's testimony so far. "But I'm trying to respect the institution and to answer questions in a respectful way".

Republicans say department officials were biased against President Donald Trump as they started an investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation and cleared Clinton in a separate investigation into her email usage.

He adds, "this is total bias and corruption at the highest-levels of the Obama Administration", and called on lawmakers to force him to answer questions under oath. Comey was in charge of both investigations.

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After Comey's testimony, which is expected to continue on 17 December, some Republicans suggested he should have been more cooperative. "The entire objective of this investigation is to cast aspersion on the real investigation, which is Mueller. There's no evidence whatsoever of bias at the Federal Bureau of Investigation". President Trump's campaign chairman, top campaign aide, former national security advisor and longtime personal attorney are all cooperating in the inquiry, which the president calls a "witch hunt".

After the court fight was resolved, Goodlatte said a transcript will be released "as soon as possible after the interview, in the name of our combined desire for transparency".

It a series of tweets early Friday, the president blasted Comey and the Mueller probe into Russia's hacking of the 2016 US national election.

In October, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a review of the email investigation on June 14.