Thursday, April 12, 2018

James Comey Won't Answer ???? For Judiciary Committee Will For George Stephanopoulos

Republican Security Council

In An Effort To Sell Books, James Comey Spoke To George Stephanopoulos For 5 Hours But Refuses To Cooperate With Senate Investigators. by Byron York
The Senators have responsibility for overseeing the FBI but Comey sees this as a way to make multi-millions. His motive is money.
Fired FBI Director James Comey's bookselling campaign is well under way. 
ABC is leaking sensational tidbits from a five-hour interview Comey did with George Stephanopoulos, set to air in a prime-time special Sunday. A commercial for the show features Stephanopoulos revealing that Comey compared President Trump to a "mob boss."
A "source present at the taping" told Axios that the interview "left people in the room stunned — [Comey] told George things that he's never said before." Just to make sure everyone is sufficiently teased, "If anyone wonders if Comey will go there, he goes there."
Comey's promised openness is particularly tantalizing for some congressional investigators who have been trying unsuccessfully to get Comey to answer questions in the months since he was fired.
The FBI has treated the Comey memos as if they are classified at the super-duper highest levels.
They're not, with some not being classified at all. The FBI has forbidden note-taking by the few lawmakers who have been allowed to see them.
And as far as Comey sitting down with, say, the Senate Judiciary Committee as it investigates aspects of the Trump-Russia affair? Forget it.

On May 17, 2017, after Comey was fired, the Judiciary Committee asked him to testify about the circumstances of his firing and his dealings with the Trump and Obama administrations in the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations. Comey declined.

On May 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top two Republicans and top two Democrats — Chairman Chuck Grassley, ranking minority Dianne Feinstein, plus Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse — wrote Comey again. “Given our role in considering the nomination of the next FBI director, the still unanswered questions from your last oversight hearing, and our role in oversight of the Justice Department and the FBI, your testimony will be essential to our constitutional duties,” they wrote.
Specifically, the lawmakers wanted to know as much as they could find out about Comey’s memos.
On June 1, Comey sent a brief response. “I have received the letter,” he wrote the committee. “As a private citizen now, I respectfully decline to answer the questions. Wishing you the best, Jim Comey.”
Comey has not exchanged a word, spoken or written, with the committee since then.