On Friday, former FBI Director, James Comey, faced off with House investigators during a seven-hour long GOP-led hearing where he answered questions regarding the Justice Department’s decisions during the 2016 presidential election.
According to the Associated Press:
‘Two GOP-led committees brought Comey in as they sought to wrap up a yearlong investigation into the department’s decisions in 2016. Republicans argue that department officials were biased against Donald Trump as they started an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in the probe into her email use. Comey was in charge of both investigations.’
Comey, who appeared under summons, did not hide his annoyance at the proceedings saying afterward that the hearings will continue on Dec. 17th. He also said publicly that, “we’re talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails, for heaven’s sake, so I’m not sure we needed to do this at all.” Comey added that when the transcript is released, the contents of it “will bore you.”
But that’s not all he had to say about the matter. On Friday evening, in a rare occurrence, Comey took to Twitter to again voice his feelings about the day’s proceedings stating:
‘Today wasn’t a search for truth, but a desperate attempt to find anything that can be used to attack the institutions of justice investigating this president. In the long run, it’ll make no difference because facts are stubborn things.’
Today wasn’t a search for truth, but a desperate attempt to find anything that can be used to attack the institutions of justice investigating this president. They came up empty today but will try again. In the long run, it’ll make no difference because facts are stubborn things.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 8, 2018
His last statement, that “facts are stubborn things” was an obvious dig at the GOP and our s0-called “president” and it was not lost on the Twitterverse as they voiced their support for former Director Comey.
It’s glaringly obvious that the GOP is pulling this deliberate stunt in order to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Texas House Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) had this to say:
‘This was again a frivolous attempt by Republicans to drag old investigations into the limelight.’
That’s exactly what they are doing. As one Twitter user said above, “The Republicans were grasping at straws, but you can’t make the facts alternative facts.” The truth will come out and judging from the events of the past few weeks, it will be out sooner than later.
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