Chad Pergram of Fox News has been reporting on the House Judiciary Committee’s closed-door hearings that involve fired FBI Director James Comey this afternoon.

The House Committee is interested in Comey’s handling of the Clinton email scandal, which is apparently something Comey, and his deep state DOJ attorneys are not so interested in having him talk about.

Hse Judiciary Cmte is interested in Comey’s handling of the case involving Hillary Clinton and classified information. Comey announced in July, 2016 that Clinton wouldn’t be charged. However, he said she was “extremely careless” with classified material.

Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts some mbrs in the Comey interview are growing frustrated. GOP CA Rep Issa says there’s a DoJ atty w/Comey telling him not to answer certain questions. Says they may ask Comey to come back

h/t The Gateway Pundit

Fox News reports -Former FBI Director James Comey’s lawyers have prevented him from answering a number of questions during Friday’s closed-door testimony before House lawmakers, according to a lawmaker in the room.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told reporters that some lawmakers have been frustrated with the testimony so far and that Comey didn’t seem upset about being told by his lawyers that he doesn’t have to answer certain questions.

“One of the disappointments of this deposition so far has been the amount of times in which the FBI believes that Congress doesn’t have a right to know,” Issa said.

Issa said Comey has two attorneys, including one from the DOJ, who have “instructed” the former FBI director not to answer “a great many questions that are clearly items at the core of our investigation.” Issa said the instructions have been followed with Comey’s “gleeful acceptance.”

“The Department of Justice is going to have to agree to allow him to come back and answer a great many questions that currently he is not answering,” Issa said.

Comey, who may publicly speak at some point Friday, initially fought the committee’s subpoena to appear in court but finally forged an agreement to appear. The committee is expected to release a transcript of the interview, perhaps as early as Saturday.

“The details of what’s going on in there will remain private until after the deposition,” Issa said. “… [T]here is an amazing amount of things that reasonably the public will need to know that the Department of Justice and FBI attorney are guiding him not to answer.”

He later told Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” that the questions not being answered generally concerned the Hillary Clinton email probe, surveillance warrants and the anti-Trump dossier.

The former FBI director declined to answer shouted questions from Fox News as he entered the hearing room Friday morning. The questioning will go until 4:15 p.m. ET, North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows told reporters.

Meadows: Comey has suggested that there are multiple leaks on Capitol Hill and I find that is very hypocritical when we know with certainty in his own admission that he was leaking information with the sole purpose of placing a narrative in the public domain.

Madows (Meadows): I think the holdup is twofold in why Rod Rosenstein has not come in. One is certainly with Rod Rosenstein & DoJ, but the other is quite frankly our side not being persistent & tenacious enough to get that done.I believe that we’ve got to do that before the end of the yr

Pergram says Comey gleefully accepted his DOJ attorney’s instruction to clam up about core items at the heart of the investigation:

Issa: Comey is in there with two attorneys. One that’s from the DoJ has repeatedly, I would say at his gleeful acceptance, instructed that he will not be answering a great many questions that are clearly items at core of our investigation

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova discussed dirty cop James Comey with Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show. diGenova called Comey the “dirtiest cop in America”, while blaming him for destroying the FBI.


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