Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted James Comey for having “selective amnesia” during his closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
The former FBI director spent six hours Friday testifying before lawmakers on a range of topics, including his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, the genesis of the Russia investigation and alleged bias at the bureau.
He added it’s “bizarre” that Comey thought the president of the United States may have committed a crime, but he didn’t share that with anyone above him in the chain of command at the Justice Department, such as then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“When you only are speaking to your subordinates, it’s a different thing than elevating something you think would be ripe enough for a critical decision,” he said.
Gaetz said it’s also “pretty inconceivable” that Comey claimed he was unaware that then-FBI General Counsel James Baker was ever in possession of the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
“The director of the FBI somehow knows nothing about it. Another case of selective amnesia.”- READ MORE