Comey Dodges Key Question About Using Dossier To Get FISA Warrant

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The hearing primarily focused on the lead-up to the 2016 election.

Republicans argue that department officials were biased against Donald Trump as they started an investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in a separate probe into her email use.

Democrats disagreed that Comey wasn't cooperative. He had argued that Republicans would selectively leak details from the interview.

"I have total confidence that the FISA process was followed and that the entire case was handled in a thoughtful responsible way by DOJ and the FBI", Comey responded.

Mr Mueller's investigation has produced dozens of criminal charges and four guilty pleas from Trump associates. "So it's hard to reconcile that with his being on Team Clinton", Comey added.

The Republican-led committee has said it wanted to interview Comey as part of its investigation into FBI actions during the 2016 presidential election.

The Russia investigation is now being run by special counsel Robert Mueller, and Comey largely dodged questions connected to that probe - including whether his May 2017 firing by Trump constituted obstruction of justice. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Tex., could not get Comey to say through his line of questioning that the surveillance was authorized due to information from the Steele dossier.

Comey (shown above left) has been a main person of interest since the beginning, for his involvement in a key investigation and his public comments.

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Appearing annoyed, he said "we're talking about Hillary Clinton's emails, for heaven's sake, so I'm not sure we needed to do this at all".

Democrats have said the investigations by the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees are merely a way to distract from and undermine the special counsel's Russian Federation probe.

Comey is appearing for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. The full transcript is available here.

Comey's last appearance before lawmakers was 18 months ago, at a public hearing in June 2017.

Then, on page 84, at the tail end of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's questioning, Rep. Jackson Lee asks Comey this: "Is there any need to further investigate Hillary Clinton's emails based upon the decision that you made not to prosecute?"

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director dropped his opposition to a closed-door hearing on December 2 after members of the Judiciary Committee panel agreed to provide a full transcript within 24 hours and said he would be permitted to make it public. Cummings also promised to "spend the taxpayer's dollars" in an "appropriate" way.

"Yes", Nadler said. "Because it's a waste of time to start with". "The entire goal of this investigation is to cast aspersion on the real investigation, which is Mueller".

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