FBI Director James Comey returned to Congress to testify on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the FBI’s failure to hold her accountable. The two law-loving Republicans on the House Oversight Committee held his feet to the fire.
Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz have been unrelenting in their pursuit of justice and they didn’t disappoint Americans yesterday. Gowdy, who previously questioned Comey from a perspective to set Hillary up on perjury charges, swung hard at the FBI Director.
Gowdy’s turn at bat with Comey was essentially a homerun in pointing out how the FBI failed in this case. Comey’s excuse for not holding Hillary accountable is that he claims she didn’t intend to commit a crime. The South Carolina Congressman points out that Hillary’s lie regarding her emails prove intent. If she didn’t think she did something wrong, why would she need to lie about it?
In the exchange, which you can watch in the video below, Gowdy makes it crystal clear that Hillary knew exactly what she was doing. Like other criminals, she lied in an attempt to cover up her crimes. And the FBI looked the other way. Gowdy magnificently sets Comey up in this cross examination.
As poignant as Gowdy’s line of questioning was, Jason Chaffetz seemed to knock Comey off his footing the most. Chaffetz wasn’t aggressive in his questioning, but rather was baffled at the FBI’s lack of common sense.
Chaffetz asked Comey about why immunity was given to Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and others, including a private sector tech advisor who went on Reddit to ask how to delete a VIP’s email address. Nobody who was given immunity offered up anything to the FBI on Hillary.
Chaffetz got Comey to admit the FBI didn’t grant immunity, but rather Obama’s Department of Justice did. But, he shined a light on a possible way to still hold those who were given immunity responsible for their actions.
“The FBI doesn’t grant immunity to anybody, the Department of Justice is able to grant very different kinds of immunity,” Comey said. “If new and substantial evidence develops a witness lied [under immunity], of course the Department of Justice can pursue it. Nobody gets lifetime immunity.”
You can watch Comey squirm in the video below.
This scandal doesn’t appear to be over for Hillary Clinton. Americans deserve justice on this matter. Chaffetz and Gowdy are going to turn over every table to make that happen.
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H/T: Western Journalism