Gaetz: 'Bizarre' That Comey Has Memory Lapses on Anything Favorable to Trump


"All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021". "I understand the Democrats have important debates now over who their candidate should be, but they have to win".

According to a transcript of the interview released Saturday, Comey said he didn't recall the answers to numerous questions, particularly when it came to details from the Clinton investigation that occurred back in 2015 and 2016.

Impeachment, let alone removal from office, is no simple matter.

Earlier that day, Trump blasted Comey in two tweets, accusing him of lying during a closed-door testimony to lawmakers on November 7.

In July 2016, Comey closed the FBI investigation into Clinton's use of her private server to send a number of emails while she was serving in the Barack Obama administration, but a few days before the election he reopened the probe to review new messages, something that Democrats say could have influenced the result of the election, which Clinton lost to Trump in what most regarded as a stunning upset.

Former FBI Director James Comey has a selective memory when it comes President Donald Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz, who participated in Friday's hearing with Comey as part of the House Judiciary Committee, said Monday.

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But in his tweets, Trump portrayed Comey's testimony as dishonest and evasive, enumerating the times he told House investigators he didn't know or couldn't recall things he was asked about.

"We have to remind ourselves that the president of the United States of America is publicly announcing that people are committing crimes, they should be in jail - private citizens - that's not OK", Comey told an audience at 92Y in Manhattan.

According to a report past year, Comey used that information to announce last July that the Clinton email probe was over.

Comey did not identify those four people, but he said that Trump was not one of them.

Speaking about the period before the 2016 election, Comey was unsparing of Republican congressional leaders who he said opposed making public intelligence community concerns over Russian interference. "I think it would be pretty seamless and a big mistake to bring someone in as chief of staff who is a good manager but who hasn't lived the timeline and the facts and the details the way Meadows has".

"I'm not prepared to judge it", Comey told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace at the event. "President Donald Trump is a deeply, deeply insecure person, so I don't see any prospect that he would be able to be quiet for long enough to hear the truth".