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Comey Hearing Postponed

Comey Hearing Postponed

Will speak with Special Counsel first

Congress will have to wait for Former FBI Director Comey’s first public statements since being canned by Trump.

After he met with Comey Monday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced via Twitter that the hearing originally schedule for Wednesday would be postponed.

Before he’ll testify before Congress, Comey wants to meet with recently appointed Special Counsel and fellow Former FBI Director Mueller.

From the WaEx:

Mueller, a former FBI chief, was appointed to the job by the Justice Department last week, about a week after Trump abruptly fired Comey.

The Justice Department informed President Trump of its decision to appoint a special counselor shortly before announcing it. Trump said he looked forward to a “thorough investigation.”

Mueller served as FBI director for 12 years under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The probe into Russia could last a few months to a couple years. Mueller’s first course of business will be submitting a budget for his investigation within 60 days of his appointment.

According to a report from The Hill earlier today, Chaffetz scheduled the hearing for Wednesday, knowing Comey wanted to speak with Mueller Monday:

Three congressional committees—the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee—made offers to have the former FBI director testify publicly as soon as this week.
The House Oversight Committee asked Comey to testify at a hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he expects to speak with Comey on Monday.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Mark Warner (Va.) announced in a joint statement late Friday that Comey will testify in a public hearing sometime after Memorial Day.

“Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it,” Warner said.

Comey is not expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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I don’t trust the snake and I question the motive for the get together with Mueller

Translation: The memo, if it exists doesn’t say what was reported in the press.

… he deserves an opportunity to tell his story.

If he’s on trial, he does.

Otherwise, not so much. Nobody’s entitled to a prominent podium. If he has something to say, he can leak it to the papers like everyone else.

Except for any “classified” information, Comey has the right to call a press conference and make any statements he wishes to. He does not need congressional committees to “tell his story.”

    His testimony before Congress will be under oath. Big difference.

    Reckless speculation on my part but am I the only one suspicious of the timing of Jason Chaffetz’ early retirement? Isn’t it next week? Does this remove him from this issue permanently? Was the delay about ducking his questions?

    I never buy into “spend more time with family” explanations. It’s always something else. But what? Was he/family threatened? Does Comey have a file on him/family? Or with nothing to lose, was he about to throw the book at Comey with new revelations?

    Or maybe Comey is afraid new information is about to come out implicating him in the Seth Rich murder? This sudden change of testimony on Trump happened just before the new Seth Rich revelations. Coincidence? Is he about to plead the fifth?

    This is the most bizarre series of events ever and they are endless. Every time you think it can’t get more bizarre, it does.

1) Anyone testifying before Congress without an attorney at his/her side is a fool (and yes I know that Mueller isn’t an attorney for Comey) and 2) testifying under oath is a big deal if you’ve spent your career lying to Congress.

I’m totally flummoxed by Trey Gowdy’s comments on Martha McCallum’s Fox show the other night. Anyone see that?

Comey wants to meet with Mueller. Isn’t that kinda like Slick Willie meeting with Loretta Lynch?

From an investigative point of view, it seems premature for Mueller to meet with Comey. Mueller should be fully up to speed on the investigation. Furthermore, investigators who are fully independent of Jim Comey should be doing the questioning.

This sounds as bad as the Lynch-Clinton meeting.

Mueller should reject Comey’s request for a meeting.
It appears that Comey is still in charge.

Comey meeting with Mueller sounds a lot like “let’s make a deal”. We have no idea what that deal may be. Stay tuned.

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