TODAY… F.B.I. Director James Comey testified before members of the House at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. After the recent release of Comey’s decision not to bring charges in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the American people and House Republicans had questions for him, to say the least.
FIRST… Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) reminded us that Clinton stated she never sent or received classified information on her personal email, then straight up asked Director Comey, “Is that [statement] true?”, Comey’s answer? Watch it for yourself…
NEXT…”I’m offended.” Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), who spent nearly ten years as an undercover CIA officer, told Director Comey, “I was the guy in the back alleys, collecting intelligence, passing it to lawmakers. I’ve seen my friends killed. I’ve seen assets put in harm’s way,” emphasizing the risk Secretary Clinton brought by her actions.
THEN… Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) said she was just as puzzled as her constituents in the conclusion that was reached. “My phone has been ringing off the hook in my Washington office, in my Wyoming office, from constituents who don’t understand how this conclusion was reached,” she said, questioning how Secretary Clinton wasn’t aware of current statute regarding classified information. We are wondering the same thing, Rep. Lummis.
LATER… The hearing compelled other House members to voice their opinions on the decision, including Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), who said, “On Tuesday, when Director Comey announced his decision to not prosecute Secretary Clinton, he said that ‘No reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.’ To that, I would respond, ‘That’s not your job.’”
NOW… Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has formally requested the Director of Intelligence James Clapper to deny Clinton access to classified information throughout her candidacy for President, saying, “I firmly believe this is necessary to reassure the public that our nation’s secrets are secure.”