The debate over former FBI Director James Comey’s alleged memo claiming that President Donald Trump attempted to stop the agency’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn showed up on Twitter Wednesday.
Jack Posobiec, a reporter for the Washington Bureau Chief for The Rebel.media, tweeted on Wednesday, that Comey DENIED any interference in the agency’s investigations while under oath at a Senate hearing earlier this month.
Although Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) didn’t specifically ask about Trump in the question she posed to Comey, the inquiry was about whether or not he had experienced having a higher authority stop an FBI investigation, according to Breitbart.
“So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?” Hirono asked.advertisement - story continues below
“In theory yes,” Comey answered.
“Has it happened? Hirono asked.
“Not in my experience,” Comey responded. “Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose.”
“I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there, and so you ought to stop investing resources in it,” Comey said. “But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.advertisement - story continues below
“It’s not happened in my experience,” Comey said.