‘Ironic statement’: James Comey says Republicans ‘came up empty’ yesterday (is THIS why?)
Yesterday former FBI Director James Comey testified to two House committees behind closed doors. Comey basically said later it was a bunch of hoopla over nothing:
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
Republicans came up empty?
Ironic statement considering you choose not to answer many questions.
— camsterdam 🇺🇸🖥 (@camsterdam) December 8, 2018
Cause you refused to answer the questions maybe?
— leon (@leonrom) December 8, 2018
According to reports based on people who were in the room, Comey took a pass on at least some questions:
‘Gleeful’ James Comey Repeatedly Advised By Lawyers Not to Answer Questions in Congressional Hearing https://t.co/tQCvF1CytR
— RedState (@RedState) December 8, 2018
Comey refuses to answer key questions behind closed doorshttps://t.co/sB3HYQv5h7
— Audrey Irvine (@audreycnn) December 8, 2018
Could that have something to do with why Republicans “came up empty,” to use Comey’s words? Many think so:
Didn't they "come up empty" because you had lawyer running interference saying you wouldn't answer certain questions? Everything they wanted to learn, you withheld!!!
— JayN.Be (@JaeBird22) December 8, 2018
Well, you didn’t answer any pertinent questions. So……..
— BeBuck (@Smoe4Bucks) December 8, 2018
Refuse to answer is not a transparent action.
— Sean Murray (@seanmurray68) December 8, 2018
You didn’t answer all the questions!? Hiding much?
— Wendall Schoffstall (@runlikethewend) December 8, 2018
This week Rep. Ted Lieu reminded Comey to hang in there because the GOP-led investigations will come to a halt at the beginning of next month when the Dems take control of the House.