Republican Trump has called the Russian Federation investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a "witch hunt" and on Sunday on Twitter labeled his own former personal lawyer Michael Cohen a "rat" for cooperating with prosecutors.
He continued: "Republicans used to understand that the actions of a president matter, that the words of a president matter, the rule of law matters and the truth matters".
For the second time this month, Comey on Monday spent time on Capitol Hill answering questions from lawmakers probing his role and actions surrounding the Hillary Clinton email case and the early days of the Russian Federation investigation. It's Comey's second appearance before lawmakers this month as part of an effort by Republicans who are pressing for answers to questions about Hillary Clinton and her private email server in 2016.
Comey previously testified in early December for several hours, and during that session, he claimed he could not recall answers to specific questions on several occasions.
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"The trial judge said verbally 'the president of the United States paid for and orchestrated this crime, ' referring to the crime in which Michael Cohen was pleading guilty", Napolitano said.
The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into the department's decisions before Democrats take the majority in January.
"Most of his adult life he spent in law enforcement, so that is a resource and knowledge you have to appreciate, and I don't see much appreciation from the other side", said Rep. Meadows raised questions about when Comey learned that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC had paid for the dossier written by Christopher Steele.
The mere insinuation of underhanded tactics was striking, since prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office have praised Flynn's co-operation and recommended against prison time.
Mueller last week countered in a court filing that Flynn had no cause to lie in the interviews and added that a "sitting National Security Adviser, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents".