Representative Matt Gaetz blew up James Comey for "selective amnesia" during his closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
The former director of the FBI spent six hours on Friday to testify before the legislators on a number of topics, including the management of his e-mail by Hillary Clinton, the genesis of the investigation of Russia and the alleged injury at the office.
Friday "Gaetz (R-Fla.)" He said he was particularly interested in Comey's answers to questions about his June 2017 conversation with President Trump, in which Comey believes Trump has obstructed justice by referring to the inquiry by Michael Flynn.
"As soon as Comey finishes with the president, prepares a memo and then meets his senior team at the FBI, he could not tell us who was in the room, which was out of the room," Gaetz said, adding that Comey also did not share what senior officials like Andrew McCabe or Bill Priestap thought about any obstruction.
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"This creates a problem for us because we want to have an idea of the point of view of people during this particular critical moment in time," Gaetz explained.
He added that it was "weird" that Comey thought the US president may have committed a crime, but did not share this with anyone above him in the Justice Department chain of command, as the then Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
"When you talk only with your subordinates, it's a different thing to elevate something that you think is mature enough for a critical decision," he said.
Gaetz said it was also "quite inconceivable" that Comey said he was not aware of the fact that then FBI General Counselor James Baker was in the possession of the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
"The director of the FBI somehow knows nothing about it, another case of selective amnesia."
The House Judiciary Committee should issue a transcript of the Comey interview already on Saturday, and Comey said he will come back for more questions on Capitol Hill later this month.
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