FBI Director Comey in the CROSSHAIRS
On Monday, President Trump’s FBI Director, James Comey, will appear before the House Intelligence Committee (Is that an oxymoron?). The Democrats will be attacking him for his supposed role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The Republicans will want the Trump/Russian questions squelched for all time. The Director will be between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea for a while, I think.
As Written By AUSTIN WRIGHT and MARTIN MATISHAK for POLITICO:
He upended the presidential election — twice. Now Democrats are pinning their hopes on the man many of them blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to deliver a major blow to Donald Trump’s credibility.
FBI Director James Comey is set to face probing questions Monday about Russia’s involvement in the presidential election at a highly anticipated public appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. He’s expected to be asked to confirm or deny the existence of criminal investigations into Trump or his campaign aides over ties to Moscow, though several committee members said Comey will likely decline to comment because doing so could undermine active probes.
Key lawmakers in both parties say they will demand that the FBI director clear up, once and for all, Trump’s explosive claim that President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower in the run-up to the election, according to interviews with more than a half-dozen members of the intelligence panel.
Democrats on the committee — still smarting over Comey’s double cameo in the election that even some Trump allies acknowledge gave Trump a big boost — are hoping it will amount to a stinging rebuke for the president from a trusted member of his own executive branch.
No matter what he says, the controversy-prone FBI director is guaranteed to anger one side or…..
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