Rep. Gaetz Blasts Comey’s ‘Selective Amnesia’: ‘Pretty Inconceivable to Me’

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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.

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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

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