David Kelley, former FBI Director James Comey’s lawyer, took a moment during an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber Monday to dunk on Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who spearheaded the infamous Benghazi congressional investigation.
“What’s really interesting, you have Congressman Gowdy, who spent several years trying to get an investigation, spent tens of millions on Benghazi and came up with nothing,” Kelley said. “And in a fraction of that time, Bob Mueller has come up with upwards of 30 indictments. So that’s an interesting dynamic to these hearings.”
Comey is due to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, on which Gowdy sits, this week to answer questions about the FBI’s actions in 2016, specifically about Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Comey initially pushed back against the subpoena, going to a judge since he didn’t want to testify in a private session for fear that Republicans would distort his words. Comey and the committee ultimately reached a compromise that the former FBI director would testify privately, but be free to speak openly afterward and that a full transcript of the proceedings would be made publicly available.
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 4, 2018