John McCain Tries to Clarify His Odd James Comey Questions
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 6:35
According to NBC News, he was attempting to draw some sort of a parallel between Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and Trump's - asking why the Trump campaign was the only one under FBI investigation for Russian Federation ties.
"I thought that was pretty much irrelevant in the hearing yesterday".
During that press conference, Comey said Clinton and her staffers "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information", but that he suggests the D.O.J. not pursue any charges.
One of the reasons why it concerned Comey was because of the private meeting Lynch had with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac.
McCain says, "I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads".
Twitter has been exploding with people mocking the 80-year-old AZ senator for strangely bringing up the Hillary Clinton investigation while everyone else wanted answers on Russian Federation and Trump.
Comey: Correct. So far as I know.
McCain struggled to explain why he was pressing Comey on a "double standard" applied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Clinton and Trump campaigns.
In a statement after the hearing, McCain clarified he had meant to ask whether Comey believed Trump's interactions with him could be considered obstruction of justice. "In other words, we're complete on the investigation of anything that former Secretary Clinton had to do with a campaign is over, and we don't have to worry about it anymore?"
"In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me", Comey testified.
I have no idea what McCain is trying to say here.
"Yeah, I get that, Senator", Comey said, explaining that perhaps Trump believed Comey had pledged loyalty to him, then suddenly remembered that wasn't actually the case.
McCain himself caught wind of the swirling controversy and remarked in a statement "Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games".