A short while ago I posted a link to some of the most notable statements in James Comey’s testimony. But to keep things a little more fair and balanced around here, I’ll post a couple other notable statements which were mysteriously absent in that original link:
- Comey testified that Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked if he could call the examination into Hillary Clinton’s private email server a “matter” rather than an “investigation.” Comey added, “That was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department.”
- For all intents and purposes, Comey shut down the idea of Donald Trump being charged for possible obstruction of justice. You can read a transcript of that exchange here.
- Lastly, Comey came right out and said that the New York Times’ sloppy report on Trump’s alleged “collusion with the Russians” was simply not true. Or in other words, it was fake news.