Comey Says House Committees Mostly Asked About Clinton Email Probe

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey speaks to members of the media at the Rayburn House Office Building after testifying to the House Judiciary and Oversight and ... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey speaks to members of the media at the Rayburn House Office Building after testifying to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill December 07, 2018 in Washington, DC. With less than a month of control of the committees, House Republicans subpoenaed Comey to testify behind closed doors about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and whether President Trump’s campaign advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 7, 2018 5:00 p.m.

Former FBI Director James Comey told reporters on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon that members of two House committees who questioned him behind closed doors largely asked about the Hillary Clinton email probe.

“I’m not sure we needed to do this at all,” Comey said after exiting his interview with the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.

Comey also explained that the FBI had asked him not to discuss certain aspects of the Russia probe, since it’s still ongoing, but that it was not a large part of the interview on Friday.

“That’s a very teeny part of what we talked about — a whole lot of Hillary Clinton emails, which will bore you,” he said.

Comey also remarked that he felt the interview could have been discussed in an open setting. He initially fought the House subpoena for him to sit for a private interview in court, pushing for a a public hearing, before receiving assurances that the transcript of the interview would be published.

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