McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

Posted June 10, 2017

Comey again tried to explain that he only discussed the findings of the Clinton investigation after it was completed.

We had investigated very, very thoroughly.

She tweeted that the first time Comey's memos were reported on was May 16, after Trump's May 12 tweet that Comey should hope there are "no tapes" of their prior conversations. The president told him, "I hope you can let this go", and he took it as more than a mere suggestion.

There was the matter of President Clinton's meeting on the tarmac with the sitting attorney general, at a time when his wife was subject to a criminal investigation, and you've suggested that perhaps there are other matters that you may be able to share with us later on in a classified setting.

"I'm a little confused, Senator", Comey replied to McCain.

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But McCain wasn't done.

Comey said that language "tracked" how the Clinton campaign was talking about the FBI's work. "Are you aware of anything that would lead you to believe that information exists that could coerce members of the administration or blackmail the administration?"

When the questioning was handed off to Arizona Sen.

I'll admit that I was - and am - as lost as Comey appeared to be as to what McCain was driving at. McCain's hard-to-follow line of questions focused on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

Kasowitz, recently hired as Trump's outside counsel for matters related to the Russian Federation probe, insisted that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey 'let [ousted national security director] Michael Flynn go.'" Comey, under oath, testified that he believed Trump was directing him to end the probe into Flynn. Investigators are looking into ties between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russian Federation. McCain is running out of Muslim countries he wants us to attack, tomorrow he might urge us to got to war against Canada.

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In the memo leaked to The Times, which was not shared in-full with the newspaper but instead summarized for reporters, Comey detailed a February 14 meeting he had with Trump in the Oval Office. "And at the same time, the investigation continues to go on concerning President Trump and his people".

"I think that's fair".

Update: McCain made light of the confusion and clarified what he meant by his questions at the hearing in a statement after the hearing an in an exchange with reporters.

"I don't think many people questioned his credibility that much", DeWit said.

The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he shouldn't have stayed up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks playing a night game out West. Comey said he wanted to spur the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation.

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