Senators to hear from Comey amid FBI's Russia investigation

Guillermo Lane
May 4, 2017

"I sat there that morning and could not see a door labelled, "No action here", Mr Comey said.

FBI Director James Comey told Congress Wednesday that he feels "mildly nauseous" that the FBI might have affected the outcome of the presidential election.

He also wrote that "the phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election".

Just days later, Comey concluded the emails were mostly personal or duplicates of what the government had already examined prior to clearing Clinton of any criminal charges.

Hillary Clinton has said she takes responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, but blamed Russian interference and the timing of a letter from FBI Director James Comey as factors depriving her of an otherwise expected victory.

Under questioning by the committee, Comey maintained that he did not treat disclosures about investigations into Clinton's emails and potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation differently.

That prompted Democrats to complain of a double-standard in the way the investigations were treated. While the letter's effect on the election is impossible to ascertain, some Democrats have derided the decision, especially given that the FBI's subsequent review did not lead it to change its previous conclusions about Clinton.

President Trump said Comey gave Clinton a free pass by not prosecuting her.

Feinstein pushed back on Comey, saying that everyone knew that the letter would have a massive impact, and that the election was "lost" as a result.


Comey was asked by Sen. "And honestly, between really bad and catastrophic, I said to my team, we gotta walk into the world of really bad".

Comey returned to Capitol Hill to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, where he dropped the bombshell about the always-contentious Anthony Weiner.

Under questioning from Democratic Sen.

"The most important investigation the FBI is now conducting is into Russia's interference in our last presidential election", Sen.

But he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation can not take into account how its actions might benefit or harm politicians.

FBI Director James Comey says that Russian Federation is the "greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intent and capability". "There wasn't." Feinstein added, "Yes, it did affect the campaign".

"To not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view.Concealing, in my view, would be catastrophic", he said.

"This is bad, it makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election", Comey said.

Comey says he believes WikiLeaks will push out information to damage the United States.

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