‘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:

Republicans came up empty?

According to reports based on people who were in the room, Comey took a pass on at least some questions:

Could that have something to do with why Republicans “came up empty,” to use Comey’s words? Many think so:

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.