Nadler: Comey Testimony 'Waste Of Time,' GOP Just Wants To Discredit Mueller

Nadler: Comey Testimony 'Waste Of Time,' GOP Just Wants To Discredit Mueller

Two GOP-led committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into decisions made at the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats, who will also attend the interview, have said the GOP investigation is merely a way to distract from and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

Republicans will also focus on alleged political bias by Obama-era Federal Bureau of Investigation officials and potential FISA court abuses.

Former FBI Director James Comey is sitting with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees behind closed doors on Friday to answer (or not answer) their questions.

Trump began his morning with a Twitter tirade where he attacked Mueller, using his professional relationship with Comey to kick it off. A total Witch Hunt, ' the president tweeted at 6:18 a.m.

This comes as the special counsel gears up to file documents on key players in the probe.

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Comey is speaking with lawmakers behind closed doors Friday after reaching a compromise with House Republicans who subpoenaed him to testify about his recommendation in July 2016 not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server to conduct official government business. Comey was in charge of both investigations.

"The Department of Justice is going to have to agree to allow him to come back and answer a great many questions that now he is not answering", he said.

Weeks later, Comey arranged for a memo on a private meeting with the president to be leaked to the press, claiming Trump asked him to curtail the FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

"Don't do it in a dark corner and don't do it in a way where all you do is leak information", said Comey's attorney, David Kelley. A transcript of the interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee will be released as soon as possible, perhaps in the next 24 hours. Both Goodlatte and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the oversight panel, are also retiring at the end of the year.

The report said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, repeatedly departed from normal Justice Department protocol.

In addition to Comey's ouster four years into a 10-year term, Trump helped orchestrate the removal from the bureau of Andrew McCabe, who was interim director when Comey was sacked.

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